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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2021

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Nutritional status of Covid-19 and long Covid patients

Nutritional status of Covid-19 and long Covid patients
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Pages: 16 - 19

Article topics: Covid-19, Nutrition

The nutritional consequences of Covid-19 are not yet fully understood, but knowledge from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) suggests that patients are likely to experience skeletal muscle dysfunction, which can persist for weeks to years (Files et al, 2015) and impede return to pre-illness status. Many of the signs and symptoms noted to frequently persist after acute Covid infection, such as breathlessness, fatigue, loss of smell and taste and inflammation, can impact oral intake and potentially worsen nutritional status (Arnold et al, 2020; Carfi et al, 2020; Doykov et al, 2020; Mandal et al, 2020; Sudre et al, 2020).

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