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Management of patients with pain syndromes associated with COVID-19

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The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is multi-organ and involves almost all organs and systems. Myalgias and arthralgias and, in particular, back pain are common symptoms of COVID-19 and can be observed both at the onset of the disease and in the postcovid period. The causes of muscle and joint damage include both systemic inflammation and direct viral injury. Traditionally, musculoskeletal pain is treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, using this drug class in patients with COVID-19 requires caution due to the presence of comorbid diseases and possible complications of viral infection. The review discusses clinical variants and pathophysiological mechanisms of joints and muscles damage in patients with COVID-19 and treatment tactics for patients with musculoskeletal pain.

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L. T. Akhmedzhanova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Luiza Talgatovna Akhmedzhanova

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, N.V. Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021

T. M. Ostroumova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, N.V. Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021

O. A. Solokha
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, N.V. Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine

A.Ya. Kozhevnikov Clinic of Nervous System Diseases

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021


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Akhmedzhanova L.T., Ostroumova T.M., Solokha O.A. Management of patients with pain syndromes associated with COVID-19. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(5):96-101. (In Russ.)

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