Prolonged and Late-Onset Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 21;7(11):ofaa507. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa507. eCollection 2020 Nov.


Some patients who recover from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have prolonged symptoms such as dyspnea, fatigue, cough, and dysosmia for longer than 120 days after symptom onset. In addition, some patients who recovered from COVID-19 reported hair loss a few months after the onset of the disease. Alopecia is a late-onset symptom of COVID-19. The cause of alopecia is unknown; however, androgenic alopecia and telogen effluvium are possible causes.

Keywords: COVID-19; alopecia; duration; late-onset symptoms; prolonged symptoms.