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Vol. 19. Issue 2.
Pages 119 (February 2023)
Letter to the Editor
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Long COVID-19 and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Correspondence
COVID-19 largo y encefalomielitis miálgica/síndrome de fatiga crónica: correspondencia
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantipa,
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, Viroj Wiwanitkitb
a Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
b Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India
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Dear Editor:

We would like to share ideas on the publication “Long COVID-19 and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): similarities and differences of two peas in a pod.1” Long COVID-19 should be treated as a public health emergency, according to Qanneta. Real prevalence, phenotypes, risk factors, viable therapies, and potential differences with ME/CFS and other overlapping clinical entities must all be determined by well-conducted research.1 We concur that post-COVID issues could occur and that long-term COVID is currently a significant worldwide health issue. From asymptomatic to life-threatening clinical situations, COVID-19 exhibits a broad spectrum of clinical symptoms.2 The main COVID-19 symptom may also be connected to the existence of long-COVID-19. Additionally, not all clinical problems are brought on by COVID-19 recovery. The primary COVID-19 symptom may also be associated to long-COVID-19. Additionally, COVID-19 recovery does not cause all clinical problems. The clinical problems brought on by other medical conditions must be eliminated, even though the current study may give a true impression of prevalence. For instance, even after COVID-19, there remains a risk of developing another severe common disease, such influenza, necessitating the use of preventative measures.3 Therefore, additional medical issues may impede the clinical manifestation. In circumstances where it is practical, a more detailed investigation of the relationships between pre-COVID-19 health data and post-COVID-19 concerns may be possible.



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R. Qanneta.
Long COVID-19 and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: similarities and differences of two peas in a pod.
B. Joob, V. Wiwanitkit.
Letter to the Editor: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Infectivity, and the incubation period.
J Prev Med Public Health, 53 (2020), pp. 70
H. Froese, A.G. A Prempeh.
Mask use to curtail influenza in a post-COVID-19 world: modeling study.
JMIRx Med, 3 (2022), pp. e31955
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