Skill Checkup: A 50-Year-Old Man Who Recovered From COVID-19 Is Still Experiencing Persistent Fatigue

Enrico Brunetti, MD


May 11, 2023

According to a targeted search of the scientific literature on long COVID conducted by the ERS Task Force, fatigue was reported as the most persistent symptom among patients with long COVID-19 (50%-65% of patients); anxiety and depression were the penultimate symptoms of long COVID (20%-40% of patients).

The patient fits this profile, reporting persistent fatigue and irritability, which is associated with anxiety and depression.


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