A new study suggests that our body may accidentally attack itself after months of getting coronavirus infection.
This autoimmune process was introduced in a study involving health care workers who were infected by coronavirus early on in the pandemic before vaccines were popular among us. In the Journal of Translational Medicine a study was published, found that among 178 health care workers who were recovered from coronavirus, all had autoantibodies after months of infection, including some of the which could affect the body’s organs and tissues.
The study relies on some research that shows autoimmunity after coronavirus infection, revealing specification in sex variations. Whereas the study found males carry the risk of persistent autoimmune activation following symptomatic corona infection, women carry risks of autoimmune activation following asymptomatic covid exposure.
Another study stated the findings contribute to a young body of evidence associated with long coronavirus, several health problems people report after experiencing the virus that causes coronavirus.
In recent weeks, the conversation regarding long-term coronavirus symptoms has gained traction. As infection rates have risen amid the new variant omicron and as some have struggled with the reality that infection may be unpreventable. Expert says very few studies known about long COVID. Research shows omicron appears milder than other variants, still shows the risk of long-term signs.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infecting diseases expert said that some of the information on omicron and long coronavirus is still limited.