COVID -19: A REVIEW ON POST COVID- 19 MANIFESTATIONS AND COMPLICATIONS
COVID -19 (corona virus disease 19) or SARS-COV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is an emerging infectious disease spreading worldwide. Symptoms may varies person to person. In some patients due to the increased release of inflammatory cytokines disease may progress to pneumonia, respiratory failure or even death. Studies identified the entry of virus to the respiratory mucosa is through the angiotensin receptor 2 (ACE2). Coronaviruses are mainly divided into four types based on the structural genomics as α, β, γ, and δ. Middle east respiratory syndrome corona virus(mers-cov) and severe acute respiratory syndrome 2(sars-cov2) comes under beta coronaviruses. As COVID-19 is an ongoing crisis faced by the world, knowledge on various aspects of COVID -19 is essential. Recent studies evinced the post covid-19 complications following acute covid-19 infections. A multitude of complications are faced by patients after acute infectious period of COVID-19, for instance neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematological, gastrointestinal and ophthalmological manifestations and complications. Almost all systems are affected by SARS-COV2 virus hence post covid follow-up checkup should be encouraged for all covid -19 recovered patients. The emergence of post covid care centres or clinics should be promoted in order to reduce the subsequent sufferings accompanied with COVID-19 recovery. This review summarises the various post covid-19 manifestations and complications.
Keywords: Covid -19, SARS-COV-2, Post covid -19 complications
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