UCI NURSING IN THE NEWS: Many people with “long-haul” COVID symptoms had no symptoms at the time of their infection, finds a collaborative study School of Nursing faculty co-authored.
Associate Professor Melissa D. Pinto talked to The New York Times about the study she, Assistant Professor Amir M. Rahmani, and PhD student Heather Abrihim co-authored the study with first author computer science PhD student Yong Huang and other faculty from across the country: COVID Symptoms, Symptom Clusters, and Predictors for Becoming a Long-Hauler: Looking for Clarity in the Haze of the Pandemic
Reporter Pam Belluck writes:
Many people who experience long-term symptoms from the coronavirus did not feel sick at all when they were initially infected, according to a new study that adds compelling information to the increasingly important issue of the lasting health impact of COVID-19.
The study, one of the first to focus exclusively on people who never needed to be hospitalized when they were infected, analyzed electronic medical records of 1,407 people in California who tested positive for the coronavirus. More than 60 days after their infection, 27%, or 382 people, were struggling with post-COVID symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, cough or abdominal pain.
Nearly a third of the patients with such long-term problems had not had any symptoms from their initial coronavirus infection through the 10 days after they tested positive, the researchers found.
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