Some people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can have symptoms of the illness lasting years. The syndrome is called long COVID, post-COVID conditions, or postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC).
Dr. Martin Schlusselberg, an assistant clinical professor at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, recently spoke on television about long COVID. He is a pulmonary and critical care specialist as well as a licensed attorney with a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society.
In the following Q&A from UCR News, he answers some commonly asked questions about long COVID, including how it is diagnosed and whether symptoms eventually go away.
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Source: UCR News