Ronald Tompkins, M.D., Sc.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 1998
For pioneering contributions in the field of physiological transport and artificial organs development.

Research Examines Links Between ‘Long COVID’ and ME/CFS

Via Medscape | August 24, 2020

The persistence of long-term symptoms in some individuals with COVID-19 illness has opened up a new line of research into the mechanisms underlying myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic post-viral illnesses.

Some patients who had COVID-19 continue to have symptoms weeks to months later, even after they no longer test positive for the virus. In two recent reports — one published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July and another published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report this month — chronic fatigue was listed as the top symptom among individuals still feeling unwell beyond 2 weeks after COVID-19 onset… Continue reading.