Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations


Hannah E. Davis, , Lisa McCorkell, Julia Moore Vogel, Eric J. Topol Nature Reviews Microbiology volume 21, pages133–146 (2023)Cite this article Abstract Long COVID is an often debilitating illness that occurs in at least 10% of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. More than 200 symptoms have been identified with impacts on multiple organ systems. At least 65 million individuals […]

Evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers”


Authors: Sareen T. Ali,Anthony K. Kang,Tulsi R. Patel,Jeffrey R. Clark, et. al. ,May 2022 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Abstract Objective We characterized the evolution of neurologic symptoms and self-perceived recovery of non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers” 6–9 months after their initial Neuro-COVID-19 clinic evaluation. Methods In this follow-up study on the first 100 patients, 50 […]

Cerebral blood flow in patients recovered from mild COVID-19


Souvik Sen, Roger Newman-Norlund, Nicholas Riccardi, Christopher Rorden, Sarah Newman-Norlund, Sara Sayers, Julius Fridriksson, Makenzie Logue, June 2023 Journal of Neuroimaging Volume 33, Issue 5 p. 764-772 Abstract Background and Purpose Cerebral hypoperfusion has been described in both severe and mild forms of symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. The purpose of this study was to investigate global and regional cerebral blood flow […]

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments


The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system BY STEPHANI SUTHERLAND Scientific American, 2023 Issue Neuroscience Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary school. […]

Study Reveals Most Common Chronic Symptoms After COVID-19 Vaccination


NOV 20, 2023, Authored by Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times  A new study shows some of the most common chronic symptoms among people who began experiencing the problems after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The most common symptoms were exercise intolerance, excessive fatigue, numbness, brain fog, and neuropathy, researchers reported in the paper. Insomnia, palpitations, myalgia, tinnitus, […]

Dysautonomia and small fiber neuropathy in post-COVID condition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


N. Azcue, R. Del Pino, et. al., Journal of Translational Medicine volume 21, Article number: 814 (2023)  Abstract Background Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and post-COVID condition can present similarities such as fatigue, brain fog, autonomic and neuropathic symptoms. Methods The study included 87 patients with post-COVID condition, 50 patients with ME/CFS, and 50 healthy controls (HC). The hemodynamic autonomic function was […]

The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses


October 31, 2023, by Isabella Backman Yale School of Medicine Long COVID is by no means unique in causing a wide array of symptoms that persist for weeks, months, or even years after a person has recovered from the acute infection. “Post-acute infection syndromes have been going on for decades—or maybe hundreds of years—but we […]

COVID-19 Long-haul Fatigue Might be Similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Treated in a Similar Manner


There is no cure or approved treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, some symptoms can be treated or managed. Treating these symptoms might provide relief for some patients with ME/CFS but not others. Other strategies, like learning new ways to manage activity, can also be helpful. Patients, their families, and healthcare providers need […]

Unraveling long COVID: Here’s what scientists who study the illness want to find out


September 9, 2023, By Will Stone NPR Newsletter Researchers looking for root causes of long COVID work in the autopsy suite inside the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images For people suffering from long COVID’s often disabling symptoms, including intense fatigue, breathing troubles, cognitive issues and heart […]

Brainstem volume changes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID patients


Kiran Thapaliya, 1 , 2 , * Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, 1 Markus Barth, 2 , 3 Natalie Eaton-Fitch, 1 and Leighton Barnden 1 Front Neurosci. 2023; 17: 1125208. Published online 2023 Mar 2. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1125208 PMCID: PMC10017877 PMID: 36937672 Abstract Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID patients have overlapping neurological, autonomic, pain, and post-exertional symptoms. We compared volumes of brainstem regions for 10 ME/CFS (CCC or ICC criteria), 8 long COVID (WHO […]