1 in 8 COVID-19 patients develop long-term symptoms: Lancet study

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London, Aug 5 (PTI) One in eight adults who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long term symptoms due to COVID-19, according to one of the most comprehensive studies on the viral disease to date published in The Lancet journal on Friday.

The study provides one of the first comparisons of long-term symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection, called 'long COVID', with symptoms in an uninfected population, as well as those in individuals both pre- and post-COVID-19 infection.

The inclusion of uninfected populations enables a more accurate prediction of long-term COVID-19 symptom prevalence as well as improved identification of the core symptoms of long COVID.