And why answering it holds the key to treating and preventing this condition and others like it
Snyder-Cappione was particularly intrigued by long COVID’s overlap with the symptoms reported in a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), which is marked by profound fatigue, exhaustion, neurologic problems, sleep disturbances, headache, joint pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations. Like long COVID, ME/CFS tends to develop following certain viral and bacterial infections.
Studying those syndromes in parallel may bring insights about shared or similar mechanisms underlying these disorders. Even though many talented scientists have dedicated efforts to understanding postinfectious syndromes over the years, these efforts have been sporadic, Levy said, mainly because conditions like EBV, CMV, or Lyme disease, for example, have lacked the numbers and urgency of long COVID.https://hms.harvard.edu/news/most-important-question-about-long-covid?fbclid=IwAR17jKLJLvYTVzWbd_K2rvuMghFgrxNWLgTi4XL9V3-etYOyws_oo7XdGdE
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