Those symptoms of the coronavirus that persist for up to four weeks are known as persistent Covid. Now a study published in The Lancet has compiled and cataloged 203 of these symptoms.
The team of researchers who signed the work, led by the neuroscientist of the Sainsbury Wellcome Center of the University College London Athena Akrami, found that these 203 symptoms affect 10 different organ systems , as well as that no less than 80% of the infected had at least one symptom that persisted for more than four weeks.
The study was conducted on an international cohort of 3,762 people who were surveyed.
The most common persistent symptoms include fatigue, post-exercise discomfort, and cognitive dysfunction.
In other cases, patients may experience hallucinations , sexual dysfunction, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhea, and tinnitus.
Headaches, vertigo, neuralgia and sensitivity to noise and light are also common, symptoms that point to a possible affectation in the nervous system , both central and peripheral.
In the case of patients with prolonged multisystem involvement, the impact is high: in many cases, as late as seven months later they have not returned to previous work levels and continue to present significant symptoms.
This is the complete list prepared by these researchers:
Pain or burning in the chest
Visible swelling in the veins.
Brittleness or discoloration on the nails.
Skin lesions on the toes.
Other allergic or skin symptoms.
Peeling of the skin
Fill up fast when eating.
Hyperactive intestinal sensations.
Loss of appetite
HEENT Symptoms (Head, Ear, Eyes, Nose and Throat)
Redness of the eyes.
Changes in voice
Changes in the ear canal.
Eye pressure or pain.
Left lateral facial numbness.
Right lateral facial numbness.
Another facial numbness.
Knot in the throat.
Numbness of the ear
Other ear or hearing problems.
Redness outside the eyes.
See objects in peripheral vision.
Sensitivity to light.
Total loss of vision.
Other vision symptoms.
Changes in sensitivity to medication.
Increased reaction to previous allergies.
New anaphylactic reactions.
Shortness of breath
Coughing up mucus
Coughing up blood
Low oxygen levels (below 94%).
Other respiratory symptoms.
Shortness of breath
Abnormally high menstrual flow
Abnormally irregular menstrual periods
Bladder control problems.
Decrease in the size of the penis or testicles.
High blood sugar
Low blood sugar
Other menstrual symptoms.
Other symptoms in semen, penis, or testicles.
Other urinary symptoms.
Chills, abnormal sweating.
Other symptoms related to temperature.
Emotions and mood
Derealization / Depersonalization.
Lability of mood.
Other mood symptoms.
Feeling of doom.
Ease of crying.
Acute confusion or disorientation.
Difficulty with problem solving.
Difficulty in executive functioning.
Other cognitive symptoms.
Slowed down thinking
Headache at the base of the skull.
Headache behind the eyes.
Headache in the temples.
Headache after mental exercise.
Forgetting how to perform routine tasks.
Inability to create new memories.
Long-term memory loss.
Other memory symptoms.
Short-term memory loss.
Dizziness / vertigo
Inability to cry
Inability to yawn
Numbness-loss of sensation.
Numbness in one half of the body.
Feeling of pressure in the brain.
A sensation of brain heat or burning.
Sensitivity to noise.
Waking up feeling like you can’t breathe.
Difficulty getting to sleep.
Restless legs syndrome.
Wake up early.
Waking up often during the night.
Changes in non-maternal language.
Difficulty communicating by writing.
Difficulty communicating verbally.
Difficulty understanding others.
Difficulty finding the correct words.
Other speech symptoms.
Slurred speech or words.
Emission of unrecognizable words.
Smell and taste
Increase in smell.
Increase in taste.
Loss of smell
Loss of taste