There are several tests that can detect Covid-19, but the latter condition has not been diagnosed and it is unclear what caused the patient’s infection.
Madrid, (European News).- Following global consultations and the goals of the WHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), released the first official clinical description of the disease “postcovid-19”, also known by persistent covid-19. This is an easy way to treat patients.
This condition usually develops “usually three months following the onset covid-19.” “Symptoms can last for at least two months and cannot easily be explained by any other diagnosis,” said Dr. Janet Diaz of WHO’s clinical management.
COVID-19 patients are generally fully recovered. However, some patients experience long-term side effects to their bodies, lungs and nervous systems. These effects can happen regardless of how severe the initial infection was. They are most common in women, middle age, and those with more symptoms.
According to the World Health Organization, this is the full definition of persistent covid-19: “Post-covid-19 symptoms occur in individuals with a history of possible or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, usually within three months of Covid-19 The later symptoms last for at least two months and cannot be explained by other diagnoses. The most common symptoms include fatigue, shortness and cognitive dysfunction. But, other symptoms may be present that affect the patient’s daily life.
“Symptoms may return after an initial episode of covid-19 or may continue from the beginning of the illness. The symptoms may fluctuate over time or recur. A different definition might apply for children. A definition.”
Health care professionals have not yet mastered the disease. This makes it difficult to advance research and treat it. To address this issue, the United Nations International Health Agency (UNIHA) has established a global standard for clinical case definitions.
Dr. Diaz spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva and stated that fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive dysfunction and other symptoms can often affect daily functions.
“Symptoms may develop after an acute attack but may persist even after a full recovery. The symptoms could also fluctuate over time, or recur,” he said.
Although several tests can detect the initial Covid-19 infection there is no way to determine if the patient has developed a second condition.
“Is it about the persistence or the vascular problem? Dr. Díaz asked, and outlined some of the ideas that scientists working in the field are considering. Is there an autoimmune problem?” Is the immune system dysfunctional and causing symptoms?