In a small study, Norwegian researchers found that even mild cases of coronavirus in young people often lead to long-term symptoms that last up to six months or more.
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway studied data on 312 people infected with the corona virus for at least six months. According to researchersOf these, 247 had mild to moderate illness and quarantined themselves at home. Six months after the positive test, 136 of these 247 (55%) still had symptoms of the coronavirus. The most common symptoms in this study were taste and smell disorders, fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and memory.
Although we are dealing with a small study, similar results may be reported in larger studies. However, this study shows that long-term symptoms can also be present in cases of mild coronary heart disease.
Researchers have previously looked at the medical records of 1,407 patients with coronary artery disease and found that about 27 percent (382) of them had long-term symptoms after recovery, and a third of them initially reported no symptoms.
Norwegian researchers have expressed concern about the long-term side effects seen in young patients who reported mild symptoms of the disease.
“It is worrying that young people between the ages of 16 and 30 who have not been hospitalized for a long time, after six months, develop severe symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and memory, shortness of breath and fatigue,” the study said. Have. Especially for students, such symptoms may interfere with their learning and reading development. “Given the outbreak of millions of young people during the epidemic, our findings provide a strong incentive to control the disease and widespread vaccination.”