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Long Covid now has three types – and each has its own set of symptoms

There are three different types of long Covid and everyone has their own set of symptoms, according to researchers.

Experts from King’s College London studied 1459 people. people life with prolonged Covid – defined by study authors as symptoms of suffering for at least 84 days after infection – and found there were three “subtypes” of condition.

Preprint of study published on medRxiv, showed people with long Covid turned out to be divided into three main groups including:

  • Those with neurological symptoms, including fatigue, confusion, and headache – most common found among those who were infected when the most dominant strains were alpha and delta.
  • BUT second group who past respiratory symptoms, including chest pain and shortness of breath of breath. It was found more usually among those infected during first wave of virus.
  • BUT final group experiencing range of symptoms, including heart palpitations, muscle pain and pain and changes in skin and hair, said King’s College.

But the researchers said three subtypes were evident. in all options.

Clinical lead Author Dr Claire Steves of King’s College London said: “These data show it’s clear that post- Covid syndrome is not just one state, but appears to have several subtypes.

“Understanding the Root causes of these subtypes can help in search for treatment tactics.

Moreover, these data highlight need for long Covid services to include a problem-sensitive personalized approach of every individual.”

Dr Liana Kanas from King’s College London, who also took part in the study, added: “These ideas can help in in development of personalized diagnosis and treatment for these faces.”

29-year-old flight attendant Katherine Francis was forced to quit her job. in March after the onset of Covid symptoms 17 months after catching disease

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29-year-old flight attendant Katherine Francis was forced to quit her job. in March after the onset of Covid symptoms 17 months after catching disease

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It turned out last week one in every 20 people who catch Covid-19 has long term smell or taste problems as resultaccording to research published in BMJ, which analyzed data from 18 studies involving 3699 patients.

This could mean millions of people around world maybe he had problems with smell and taste for least six months after contracting Covid.

Loss or change of smell or taste can cause people suffer from “serious stress,” scientists said, urging health systems to be prepared for support people who often feel “isolated” when ignored by clinicians.

Independent recently reported case of stewardess Katherine Francis, who she had to quit her job because her long-term Covid symptoms were very severe.

29-year-old, from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, contracted Covid in October 2020 and left her work in March 2022. She is still struggling with severe breathing pain, chronic cough and muscle weakness, among other symptoms, 22 months after original infection.

latest numbers show Covid-19 infections in The UK jumped about 7 percent, with current rise are still driven by the latest Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants.

Hospital numbers also continues to increase with early signs of a rise in hospitalizations in intensive care among older age groups.

BUT total of 3.8 million people in private households estimated to have been infected with the coronavirus in a week up until July 14, according to latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data. There were about 3.3 million cases in the UK last week.

it highest evaluate for total infections since the end of April, but still way below in record high of 4.9 million seen at peak of wave Omicron BA.2 at the end of March.

Additional Press Association reporting

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