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SIU School of Medicine will open a post-COVID clinic

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Some COVID patients continue to have symptoms for months after their initial infection.

A new clinic at the SIU School of Medicine will help those with long COVID.

It's estimated that as many as 1 in 4 COVID patients experience lingering symptoms even after they're recovered from their initial infection.

Known as long-haulers, these patients may experience symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, kidney dysfunction, and breathing trouble for months after they've had COVID. Even those who only had a mild case of COVID may experience long-term issues that can disrupt their daily life.

The clinic will bring together a variety of specialists to support patients and help with the long-term recovery process.

Steph Whiteside is a Digital Media News Specialist with WSIU radio in Carbondale, Ill. She previously worked as a general reporter at AJ+ and Current TV.
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