Post-COVID-19 Condition: A summary of existing guidelines


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Post‒COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID, is a condition where people experience new or persisting symptoms after an initial COVID-19 illness. CADTH uses WHO’s definition of long COVID. According to this definition, long COVID is when people experience symptoms for more than 12 weeks after an initial COVID-19 infection. People with post‒COVID-19 condition may experience a range of symptoms. Some symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, and cognitive and mental health challenges.

This CADTH report provides a custom summary of existing guidelines related to post–COVID-19 condition. The report focuses on available Canadian and international guidelines. It may be of interest for stakeholders who use and develop guidelines. This report is a product of the collaboration with the eCOVID19 RecMap team and is part of CADTH’s Condition-Level review on the post–COVID-19 condition.