There are three types of prolonged covid: Each with its own set of symptoms

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British scientists claim that there are three different types of prolonged covid, each with its own set of symptoms.

The scientists investigated the specifics of 1.459 patients with prolonged covid, which the study authors define as feeling symptoms for at least 84 days after infection, reports Medical News Today

They discovered, they claim, that people with prolonged covid can be classified into three basic groups.

Those with neurological symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog and headaches are part of the first group. These symptoms are most commonly found in people who have been infected with the alpha and delta variants.

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In the second group are those with respiratory symptoms, including chest pain and shortness of breath. This was mostly experienced by people who were infected with the original variant of the virus from Wuhan.

In the third group, symptoms are different and include heart palpitations, muscle pain and skin changes, say scientists from King's College London.

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"Research data clearly show that prolonged covid is not unique, but has several subtypes," noted lead author Dr. Claire Stevens, adding that "understanding the causative agent and subtypes can help personalize diagnosis and treatment."

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