- Soft tissue infection
- Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis of bone) & Charcot arthropathy
- Fracture, gout & bursitis
- Bone infarction esp in patients w/ blood disorders eg hemoglobinopathy
- Bone malignancy
The WHO defines long COVID as a condition that occurs 3 months from COVID-19 onset, whose symptoms last ≥2 months and cannot be attributed to an alternative diagnosis. In an interview with MIMS Doctor, Professor Ghassan Dbaibo of the Center for Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, describes the evolving attitudes towards long COVID among healthcare professionals (HCPs), some unexpected predisposing factors, potential biological mechanisms behind prolonged symptom duration and shares data on vaccination’s protective effects against long COVID.