Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome and musculoskeletal manifestations: an overview




COVID-19; SARS-Cov-2; Fatigue; Musculoskeletal system; Musculoskeletal pain; Musculoskeletal diseases.


Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (also known as long COVID) refers to the persistence of COVID-19 symptoms for at least four weeks following the acute phase of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. This study aims to provide a narrative review of the musculoskeletal manifestations of long COVID-19. While prevalence rates varied among studies, chronic fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, and arthritis were consistently reported as the most common manifestations. Notably, a positive correlation was observed between the length of hospital stay and the likelihood of experiencing long COVID-19 symptoms. Moreover, women were found to be more susceptible to this condition than men.


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MANIÇOBA, N. B.; NOGUEIRA, I. A. .; CARLOS, P. H. da C. .; ROCHA, R. S. de C. .; LIMA, M. P. P. .; CORDEIRO, R. A. .; OLIVEIRA, J. L. de . Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome and musculoskeletal manifestations: an overview. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. e17812441092, 2023. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v12i4.41092. Disponível em: Acesso em: 6 jun. 2023.



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