What is post-COVID-19 syndrome? Definition and update

Miguel Gallegos, Pablo Martino, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Manuel Calandra, Anastasia Razumovskiy, Walter L. Arias-Gallegos, Viviane de Castro-Peçanha, Mauricio Cervigni

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This work addresses the origin and development of post-COVID-19 syndrome, which consists of the persistence of different symptoms over time as a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Based on a narrative review of the scientific literature, a brief analysis of the new term is made, specifying the conceptual definition, characteristic symptoms, the various implications for people's health, and the responses to specific care measures that have been implemented. It concludes with a wake-up call to the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean in order for care and surveillance to be provided to this public health problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-446
Number of pages5
JournalGaceta medica de Mexico
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • América Latina
  • El Caribe
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiología
  • Latin America
  • Long COVID
  • Pos-COVID-19
  • Post-COVID-19
  • Public health
  • Salud pública
  • The Caribbean


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