Longer-term organ abnormalities confirmed in some post-hospitalised COVID patients

September 24, 2023

The findings, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, are part of the C-MORE (Capturing the MultiORgan Effects of COVID-19) study. This paper presents the results of an interim analysis of 259 post-hospitalised COVID-19 patients and 52 controls. At five months after hospital discharge for COVID-19, patients showed a high burden of abnormalities involving the lungs, brain and kidneys compared to our non-COVID-19 controls. The levels of damage to the heart and liver in the former hospitalised COVID-19 patients were similar to those in the control group. The paper also confirmed that multi-organ MRI abnormalities were more common among post-hospitalised patients who reported severely impaired physical and mental health after COVID-19, as previously described by the PHOSP-COVID study investigators.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford