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According to multiple studies and surveys, 50% to 80% of individuals continue to have lingering symptoms approximately 3 months after the onset of COVID-19. Now, musculoskeletal symptoms are becoming common lasting symptoms among “COVID-19 long haulers.”

In this episode of the Rheumatology Advisor podcast, guest hosts Tylar Stanley and Samiha Tamboo have a conversation with Swati Deshmukh, MD, a musculoskeletal radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, about “long COVID,” including evidence of musculoskeletal symptoms, and its effect on patients with rheumatologic disease.

Read the full transcript for this episode here.

Featured Guest

Swati Deshmukh, MD, is a musculoskeletal radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr Deshmukh has trained at top institutions across the country, including Yale University, Stanford School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.

Dr Deshmukh is known for her expertise in high-resolution peripheral nerve imaging and published the first papers on imaging of nerve and musculoskeletal complications of COVID-19.


This article originally appeared on Rheumatology Advisor