Women, more than men, suffer from long COVID, according to survey

By David ,November 25, 2023 10:59 Newsday When Andrea Maione caught COVID-19 in 2020, the Huntington woman already had sarcoidosis, an immune-system disease. COVID made symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and joint pain much worse, and added new ones, including dizziness and an inability to taste some foods. More than three years later, […]

Evaluation of Post–COVID-19 Cognitive Dysfunction: Recommendations for Researchers

Jaqueline H. Becker, PhD1; Tracy D. Vannorsdall, PhD2; Sara L. Weisenbach, PhD3, JAMA Psychiatry. 2023;80(11):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.2820 SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with increased rates of postillness cognitive dysfunction, colloquially referred to as “brain fog,”1 that may portend significant consequences for patient functioning and quality of life. Post–COVID-19 cognitive dysfunction is 1 of approximately 200 symptoms of post–COVID-19 condition (PCC), defined by the World Health Organization as […]

Long COVID Linked With Viral Persistence, Serotonin Decline

Emily Harris, JAMA. Published online November 1, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.21170 A study linking viral infection with reduced levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in learning, memory, and mood, has proposed a new potential mechanism underlying post–COVID-19 condition. Also known as long COVID, the condition involves symptoms such as fatigue, memory loss, and cognitive impairment. Using results from human participants, […]

Serotonin reduction in post-acute sequelae of viral infection

Andrea C. Wong, Ashwarya S. Devason, Iboro C. Umana, Sara Cherry, Christoph A. Thaiss, Maayan Levy 2Open Access Published:October 16, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2023.09.013 Cell VOLUME 186, ISSUE 22, P4851-4867.E20, OCTOBER, 2023 Highlights Summary Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC, “Long COVID”) pose a significant global health challenge. The pathophysiology is unknown, and no effective treatments have been found to date. Several […]

Distinct immune, hormone responses shed light on mysteries of long COVID

People who have experienced symptoms for months or longer after being infected exhibit different immune and hormonal responses to the virus, a new study finds. By Bill Hathaway, September 25, 2023 Yale News People who have experienced brain fog, confusion, pain, and extreme fatigue for months or longer after being infected with the COVID-19 virus […]