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Theories Behind Long COVID

Autoimmunity and Immune Dysregulation with Long COVID

Autoimmunity and Immune Dysregulation in Long COVID

Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus leads to acute COVID-19 illness. For some, this acute infection leads to severe illness and hospitalization. For others, symptoms are mild, or they may even be asymptomatic. Whether the original infection was severe or even asymptomatic, however, the virus can greatly interfere with the body’s immune system, damaging healthy cells, …

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Microclots may be responsible for symptoms associated with Long COVID

Long COVID: Coagulopathies and Microclots

Months after recovering from initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, many people still fight debilitating symptoms with what we call Long COVID. But what is it that allows some people to recover within a couple of weeks while others suffer from long-term symptoms for months or even years? Scientist Resia Pretorius, head of the science department at Stellenbosh …

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