Gut bacteria as a potential cause of 'long COVID'
Long Covid Gut Microbiome Gut Health

Gut bacteria as a potential cause of 'long COVID'

Santhni Subramaniam
Santhni Subramaniam

In 10 seconds? Patients with post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, commonly referred to as ‘long COVID’ have greater disruption of their gut microbiome, shining a light on the link between gut health and COVID-19 disease outcomes.

What exactly is long COVID? The name refers to patients who experience prolonged symptoms of COVID-19, causing them to be unwell for up to months even when the virus has cleared out of their body. Common symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, headache, breathing difficulties, and loss of smell.

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