Study finds three types of long COVID; notes symptoms of each

The study, published on MedrXiv, found three distinct groups of long COVID, that came with a distinctive set of symptoms.

The researchers looked at data collected from the ZOE Health Study, which involved 1,459 people who have experienced COVID-19 for over 84 days.

Professor Claire Stevens, one of the study authors said, “These data show clearly that post COVID syndrome is not just one condition, but appears to have several subtypes.”

“Our findings matched with people’s experience living with long COVID. Understanding the root causes of these subtypes may help in finding treatment strategies.

“Moreover these data emphasise the need for Long-COVID services to incorporate a personalised approach sensitive to the issues of each individual,” she added.

Let’s delve into the different groups of long COVID discovered in the study.