Long COVID-19 Symptoms Remedied by Anti-Viral Treatment in Neurosurgical Patients
- 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.
Copyright: © 2023 Robert Michael Beatty. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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