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Experts seek consensus on long Covid definition, bat for treatment protocol

One study found that 65 million patients, or 10% of the 651 million confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide, have long-Covid. For hospitalised cases, the rate rose to 50-70%

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Sohini DasRuchika Chitravanshi New Delhi/Mumbai

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Three years on, the medical fraternity is yet to build consensus on long Covid and how long it can last, with global studies suggesting a wide range of period from six months to a year. Nonetheless, long Covid is a reality that some doctors suggest is prevalent even now in a certain section of patients, with symptoms such as dry cough, digestive issues, headache, insomnia, difficulty in concentrating or even thinking clearly. Experts suggest it is important to understand long Covid to put in place a protocol for treatment of these patients.

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First Published: Mar 28 2023 | 5:06 PM IST

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