The National Medical Center, commissioned by the government, obtained a report on the results of a study that observed 47 people who had recovered from COVID-19 for up to two years.
As a result of the study, 87.2% of the total number of people who experienced sequelae at least once a year after full recovery was found.
Fatigue was the most common (57.4%), followed by dyspnea during exercise (40.4%), hair loss (38.3%), and phlegm (21.3%).
By age, those in their 30s and younger were most likely to feel fatigue, those in their 40s to 50s were most likely to experience fatigue and respiratory symptoms and hair loss, and those in their 60s or older to have respiratory sequelae.
Lung function fell to 58% of the normal value immediately after discharge, and most recovered to near normal value one year after full recovery.
Pulmonary fibrosis, which is hardening of the lungs, was found in 7 out of 34 subjects even after 2 years of full recovery.
Most of the depression felt during quarantine treatment disappeared after being cured, but the more people experience post-traumatic stress, a phenomenon that causes mental pain whenever they think of Corona 19, the more time passes after discharge, the more people experience it.
In March of last year, the government announced that it would review support for treatment costs, etc. based on this after investigating the aftereffects and how much they suffered from those who had recovered, but it was confirmed as a result of SBS coverage that there are no special follow-up measures so far 10 months have passed.
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