Post-COVID Syndrome

Sometimes referred to as: post-acute COVID, chronic COVID, long-haulers, and long COVID

Interview between:

  • Jimmy Chen, MD

  • Nora Lansen, MD

A multi-system disease in which patients experience persistent, fluctuating symptoms more than 3 weeks from their initial COVID infection.  These lingering symptoms can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.

Cases Per Year (US)

Currently unknown and still under investigation.

General Frequency

Estimates vary between 10-35% of infected COVID patients.

Risk

Varies (higher risk for older people, and those with underlying medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer, are more likely to develop serious illness.)

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Context

Since COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, this relatively new viral infection has infected more than 107 million people and killed at least 2.3 million people worldwide (as of Feb. 2021). There’s still so much we don’t know about COVID, but several research studies are underway and new evidence is emerging almost daily to help shape our understanding.

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Jimmy Chen, MD and Nora Lansen, MD are both members of the Galileo Clinical Team. Connect with one of our physicians about Post-COVID Syndrome or any of the many other conditions we treat.

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