Scientist find the cause of Long COVID syndrome

What is the cause of Long COVID syndrome?

Recent study has shown that blood clotting may be the real reason behind Long COVID syndrome. Long COVID syndrome may last from weeks to months. There is not much known about the causes of Long COVID syndrome which is affecting millions of individuals. Latest study has shown that Long COVID syndrome may be caused by abnormal blood clotting. The study has been published the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. According to the study, abnormal blood clotting in patients with Long COVID syndrome maybe the cause of fatigue and reduced physical fitness.

Long COVID syndrome

Reports of people suffering from Long COVID are being published everywhere. With increase in number of COVID-19 case Long COVID syndrome is another threat we are facing. It is becoming increasingly important to investigate the cause of Long COVID syndrome to come up with an effective treatment. Fatigue and reduced physical fitness are among some of the symptoms of Long COVID syndrome. While the world is already battling with COVID-19, Long COVID is another major problem we need to deal with.

The study

Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has investigated the cause of long COVID syndrome. The research group had observed, in an earlier study, abnormal blood clotting in patients suffering from severe acute COVID-19. Millions of people are suffering from Long COVID syndrome making it all the more important to understand the cause of the syndrome. Understanding the cause of Long COVID syndrome will help develop a treatment for it.  The group conducted the present study in 50 individuals suffering from Long COVID-19 syndrome. They investigated if abnormal blood clotting is the cause of long COVID-19 symptoms.

The research team observed higher levels of clotting markers in Long COVID syndrome patients as compared to healthy individuals. They also observed that the clotting marker levels in blood was higher in severe COVID patients who had to be hospitalized. Even COVID patients who were receiving their treatment at home had pretty high levels of blood clotting marker. High levels of clotting maker are directly related to the symptoms of Long COVID syndrome like fatigue, reduced physical fitness. Although markers of inflammation had come down but clotting makers remained high in Long COVID patients. Therefore, according to the team blood clotting may the cause of Long COVID syndrome. This could possibly explain the persistence of the syndrome.

The research team observed higher levels of clotting markers in Long COVID syndrome patients as compared to healthy individuals. They also observed that the clotting marker levels in blood was higher in severe COVID patients who had to be hospitalized. Even COVID patients who were receiving their treatment at home had pretty high levels of blood clotting marker. High levels of clotting maker are directly related to the symptoms of Long COVID syndrome like fatigue, reduced physical fitness. Although markers of inflammation had come down but clotting makers remained high in Long COVID patients. Therefore, according to the team blood clotting may the cause of Long COVID syndrome. This could possibly explain the persistence of the syndrome.

As people continue to be affected by COVID-19 many more people are expected to suffer from Long COVID. Thus making it important to understand the cause of Long COVID syndrome. Further research is still needed to properly understand the cause of the syndrome. Therefore the team feels the need to continue the study for the development of an effective treatment.

Reference

Helen Fogarty, Liam Townsend, Hannah Morrin, Azaz Ahmad, Claire Comerford, Ellie Karampini, Hanna Englert, Mary Byrne, Colm Bergin, Jamie M. O’Sullivan, Ignacio Martin‐Loeches, Parthiban Nadarajan, Ciaran Bannan, Patrick W. Mallon, Gerard F. Curley, Roger J.S. Preston, Aisling M. Rehill, Dennis McGonagle, Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Ross I. Baker, Thomas Renné, Soracha E. Ward, James S. O’ Donnell. Persistent Endotheliopathy in the Pathogenesis of Long COVID SyndromeJournal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2021; DOI: 10.1111/jth.15490

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2 thoughts on “Scientist find the cause of Long COVID syndrome

  1. S N Banerjee August 26, 2021 / 11:52 am

    Apropriate article in the prevailing situation. The term ” Long COVID syndrome ” have read in news paper and now I know the details about it. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. maimuk123 August 28, 2021 / 11:12 am

    Thanks for Highlighting this very Important Subject.
    So even though you may have recovered from COVID-19 you can still suffer the consequences of the Disease for a long time to come.
    We do hope that further research on this Subject will bring about effective treatment for this disease soon.

    Liked by 1 person

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