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One in five Covid survivors experienced hair loss, cohort study finds

One in five people hospitalised with COVID-19 experienced hair loss within six months of first being infected with the virus, a cohort study of patients found.

A team of Chinese experts looking into the long-term health consequences of the disease surveyed patients who had been discharged from Jin Yin-tan Hospital in Wuhan last year.

Of the 1,655 people who took part 359 (22%) reported losing hair.

Fatigue or muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, smell disorder, anxiety and depression were some of the other most commonly reported symptoms, with a higher percentage of these reported among women.

The long-term consequences of Covid-19 after six months remained "largely unclear", the study concluded.

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Source: The Independent, 23 February 2021


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