People with persistent symptoms of COVID-19 are mostly middle-aged women and represent an emerging health problem, as these symptoms can have a strong impact on quality of life. This circumstance can also affect young people without any previous illness. Its long-term prognosis is unknown. Persistent symptoms are very varied and can be fluctuating and grouped into a single person. For the vast majority of people with symptoms of persistent COVID-19, care focused exclusively on the primary care team (PA) should prevail, with a comprehensive approach and a biopsychosocial vision, and with the support of professionals such as those of mental health, those of rehabilitation services and those of social work when necessary. Observing and addressing the persistent symptomatology in these people represents an opportunity to generate knowledge from the PA, along with those affected. The lack of pathognomonic symptoms and / or specific tests makes diagnosis difficult and forces us to rule out other diseases that may have similar presentations, often to arrive at a diagnosis by exclusion. The lack of specific treatment means that the support of these people aims to alleviate their discomfort and facilitate their reintegration into the usual activity.
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; 2019-nCoV-2; Persistent symptoms; Clinical guide
Alobid I, Beltrán Troncoso P, Blanch-Andreu J, Fernández-Solà J, Guarch J, Garolera M, et al. Guia clínica per a l'atenció de les persones amb símptomes persistents de COVID-19. Barcelona: Servei Català de la Salut; 2021.
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