The symptomatology of SARS-CoV-2 infection:
from acute symptoms to post-COVID syndrome

published in May - June 2021 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.3
Adele Agostini, Marta Palma, Fabrizio Gervasoni, Vincenzo Ricci, Arnaldo Andreoli, Rossella Pagani, Antonino Michele Previtera

The main scientific societies in the field of rehabilitation emphasise the importance of initiating rehabilitation early after an acute SARSCoV- 2 infection, in view of the multiplicity of persistent symptoms resulting from (or concomitant with) COVID-19. Post-COVID syndrome is a clinical reality that needs to be understood in depth both from a diagnostic and a therapeutic point of view, and structuring rational and effective paths for the treatment of the disabling consequences of COVID-19 is certainly an urgent clinical task that our rehabilitation teams must face.
Only with a profound knowledge of post-COVID syndrome and defined clinical and instrumental screening protocols will it be possible to identify the signs and symptoms of multi-system involvement at an early stage and promptly set up an appropriate and effective rehabilitation treatment.