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Okayama University Not all lingering symptoms after coronavirus infection are aftereffects ~ Based on internal diseases detected at the aftereffects of coronavirus outpatient clinic ~

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Not all lingering symptoms after coronavirus infection are aftereffects ~ Based on internal diseases detected at the aftereffects of coronavirus outpatient clinic ~
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March 31, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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It has been found that a certain percentage of people who visit outpatient clinics for coronavirus after-effects have various other hidden illnesses, and that the elderly have a higher rate of discovering other medical illnesses.
In 67% of cases, a disease related to the aftereffect symptoms was found, and in the rest, diseases unrelated to the aftereffect symptoms were also discovered.
If symptoms persist for a long time even after being infected with the coronavirus, it is important to seek medical attention to check for other illnesses.

◆Overview
Yasuhiro Nakano, lecturer of the Takahashi Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Yasutomo Nasu) and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, National University Corporation Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Yasutomo Nasu) A group led by Fumio Otsuka, a professor of general internal medicine at Okayama University Hospital, has discovered that a certain percentage of patients who visit the coronavirus aftereffects outpatient clinic (corona aftercare outpatient clinic) at Okayama University Hospital have various other illnesses. It has become clear that These research results were published in “Scientific Reports”, an open access journal of Germany’s Springer Nature, on March 5, 2024.
The after-effects of the coronavirus have become a global social issue, and the number of medical institutions that can provide treatment has increased in Japan. However, it has been found that not all symptoms that linger after being infected with the coronavirus are aftereffects, and that the elderly are particularly likely to have other illnesses. When treating the after-effects of coronavirus, it is important to properly investigate whether other diseases are hidden. Based on the results of this research, it is expected that some people who have lingering symptoms even after being infected with the coronavirus may actually have their symptoms improved by diagnosing and treating other hidden diseases.
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Our hospital’s coronavirus aftercare outpatient clinic is staffed by multiple doctors from general internal medicine and general medicine departments. I believe that because our department provides
comprehensive medical care on a daily basis, we are able to discover many hidden diseases without overlooking them. I would like to continue to approach medical treatment from a comprehensive and wide-ranging perspective.
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-Professor Fumio Otsuka-
If you continue to experience various symptoms, including fatigue, even 2 to 3 months after being infected with the coronavirus, we recommend that you consult your family doctor. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are refraining from medical examinations, so it is important to have proper examinations.
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◆Paper information Paper title: Occult endocrine disorders newly diagnosed in patients with post-COVID-19 symptoms. Publication paper: Scientific Reports Author: Nakano Y, Sunada N, Tokumasu K, Honda H, Otsuka Y, Sakurada Y, Matsuda Y, Hasegawa T, Omura D, Ochi K, Yasuda M, Hagiya H, Ueda K and Otsuka F. D O I: 10.1038/s41598-024-55526-3 U R L: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598- 024-55526-3
◆Detailed research details: Not all lingering symptoms after coronavirus infection are after-effects ~Based on internal diseases found at the outpatient clinic for coronavirus after-effects~  https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/up_load_files/press_r5/press20240327-5.pdf ◆Reference・Okayama University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of General Internal Medicine
https://okayama-u-genmed.com/・Okayama University Hospital
https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/hospital/
・Okayama University Hospital Corona Aftercare Outpatient Clinic https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/hospital/index377.html
◆Reference research report・[Okayama University] New coronavirus information “Survey of adverse reactions after vaccination of children with new coronavirus, interim report” (Okayama University Epidemiology and Hygiene Department vol.1) published https://prtimes.jp/
main/html/rd/p/000000687.000072793.html・[Okayama University] Published new coronavirus information “About the final report on the
investigation of side effects after vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine in children” (Okayama University Department of Epidemiology and Hygiene vol. 2) https:
//prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000761.000072793.html・[object 7] New coronavirus information “About the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing infection and aggravation in Okayama City” (Okayama University Department of Epidemiology and Hygiene vol. 3) Published https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001199.000072793.html・[object 8] New coronavirus information “Final report on investigation of adverse reactions after vaccination of infants with new
coronavirus” (Okayama University Epidemiology・Hygiene field vol.4) Published https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001499.000072793.html ・[Okayama University] Investigation of side effects after vaccination with Takeda/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine [Final report] ~What are the results of the second vaccination aimed at the younger generation, which is half-male and half-male?~
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000264.000072793.html・[object 11] Takeda/Moderna’s new model Follow-up survey report 1 month after vaccination against coronavirus ~Assessment of side effects and satisfaction level 1 month after vaccination~
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000332.000072793.html・[object 12] Investigation of adverse reactions after additional vaccination (3rd vaccination) of Takeda/Moderna’s new coronavirus vaccine – Interim report –
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Final report – https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000798.000072793.html・[object 14] Takeda/Moderna Report on the relationship between fever and antibody titer after additional vaccination (third vaccination) of the company’s new coronavirus vaccine
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000918.000072793.html・[object 15] Aftereffects of the new coronavirus Does persistent infection within the host, which is thought to be the cause of the disease, occur? – Systemic infection and insufficient immune response are risk factors for persistent infection –
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000778.000072793.html・[object 16] Approximately 10% of elderly facility residents have extremely weak immune responses despite vaccination, and measures are required https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000800.000072793.html・[object 17] The rate of new asthma diagnosis among children has decreased during the coronavirus pandemic – Is it related to the decrease in respiratory virus infections due to infectious disease countermeasures?
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001081.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] Examining the characteristics of persistent side effects that occurred after vaccination with the new coronavirus vaccine
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001879.000072793.html
・Analysis of where people spend their final moments based on data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare – Place of death has shifted from hospitals to homes due to the coronavirus pandemic – [Okayama University, Iizuka Hospital]
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000002072.000072793.html
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◆Contact information for this matter
Yasuhiro Nakano, Lecturer, Takahashi Department of General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Fumio Otsuka, Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
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