Nerve damage may explain some long COVID cases

More than half of a small group of patients with persistent symptoms were found to have neuropathy, say US authors

A small study of patients with persistent symptoms after COVID-19 has found the majority have small-fibre neuropathy, US researchers report.

The in-depth study examined 17 patients with so-called long COVID who had been referred to the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital for peripheral neuropathy evaluations.

All but one had had a mild case of COVID-19, and none had