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

Enrico Brunetti, MD


May 11, 2023

Underlying health conditions prior to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can contribute to a high risk for long COVID. This patient's asthma is one comorbidity known to increase the risk for long COVID. Other factors that can contribute to a high risk for long COVID include severe COVID-19 illness, especially hospitalisation or admission to the intensive care unit, and lack of vaccination. Neither of these factors is pertinent to this patient.


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