Post-Acute COVID Syndrome
A significant number of individuals who have survived acute COVID-19 infection have noted persistent symptoms beyond the 14-day recovery window. Various names are assigned to this condition, including post-acute COVID syndrome, chronic COVID, long COVID, long haulers, late sequelae, and more. A clearly defined time window that constitutes post-COVID conditions is undetermined. Still, the Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC) has defined post-COVID conditions as new, recurring or ongoing symptoms, and clinical findings present more than four weeks post-infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Additionally, the CDC reports, long COVID is a subset of post-COVID conditions with symptoms and clinical findings that can occur in people with varying degrees of COVID-19 infection, including those with mild or no symptoms on initial infection.