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Long COVID-19 Symptoms Remedied by Anti-Viral Treatment in Neurosurgical Patients

Robert Michael Beatty1
  • 1 Neurosurgery, Beatty LLC, Fairway, KS, United States


The pandemic of COVID-19 is the largest in this century. Aside from the acute infection, some of the patients have been challenged with a complication that is known as long COVID-19. The symptoms of long COVID-19 are extensive and diverse. Long COVID-19 continues to plague many patients post-COVID-19 infection. No universal treatment has been found. This study presents four patients who suffered from long COVID-19. Each patient presented with a different and diverse symptom of long COVID-19. Each of the patient's symptoms resolved or greatly improved upon taking the anti-viral drug acyclovir. Acyclovir has been in use since 1981 and is generally considered safe. A novel theory as to the pathophysiology of long COVID-19 symptoms and the result of a new treatment is presented. The purpose of this study is to provide a foundation for much bigger studies and useful resources for further testing to halt long COVID-19.

American Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 19 No. 3, 2023, 39-44


Submitted On: 25 April 2023 Published On: 19 August 2023

How to Cite: Beatty, R. M. (2023). Long COVID-19 Symptoms Remedied by Anti-Viral Treatment in Neurosurgical Patients. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 19(3), 39-44.

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  • Long COVID-19
  • Post COVID Conditions
  • Long Haul COVID
  • Post-Acute COVID-19
  • Long-Term Effects of COVID
  • Chronic COVID
  • Post-Acute Sequelae SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  • PASC
  • Acyclovir
  • Treatment COVID-19