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Protracted organ damage common in COVID-19 survivors

Long-term organ damage caused by COVID-19 infection appears common in previously hospitalized but now recovered patients, according to results of a British study published in The BMJ. The findings show long-term damage affected not only the lungs but also the brain, heart and kidneys of 47,700 COVID-19 survivors, and the authors suggest further studies are urgently needed to better understand post-COVID syndrome risk factors for treatments to better target clinically and demographically at-risk populations.

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