Immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov said that recovery from coronavirus infection in some cases may be accompanied by the emergence of postcoid syndrome. According to him, every fifth recovered person faces this.
Symptoms of this syndrome are general weakness, problems with the cardiovascular and respiratory system, exacerbation of chronic diseases. General muscle and headaches are not excluded, Kryuchkov explained in an interview with Sputnik radio.
The older a person is, the more chronic diseases he initially has, the more likely it is that certain disorders will persist, the doctor noted.
He added that only some of the manifestations of postcoid syndrome can be clearly defined as the consequences of the coronavirus. At the same time, health problems in a person who recovered from COVID-19 can become subchronic or chronic, Kryuchkov emphasized.
Previously NEWS.ru reported that the authoritative American journal Science has published a list of the most important scientific achievements of 2020. According to the magazine, the creation of vaccines against coronavirus, in particular the Russian drug "Sputnik V", is recognized as the main scientific breakthrough of the year. According to the editor-in-chief of the publication Golden Thorpe, only in recent weeks it has become clear that these are highly effective vaccines.