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Long Covid. It infects about 6% of children who come to the emergency room with the infection

An international study showed that 6% of children who reach the emergency room for Covid-19 succumb to the “prolonged” form of infection. The most common symptoms reported by pediatric patients were weakness, cough, and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

July 25

Nearly six per cent of children who arrive in the emergency room with Covid report symptoms of Long Covid in the next 90 days.

To highlight this study coordinated by Stephen FriedmanUniversity of Calgary, Canada – conducted in eight countries – Accordingly, hospitalization of 48 hours or more, presence of four or more symptoms upon arrival in the emergency department, and age 14 and older are all associated with Long Covid. The results of the study have been published by open gamma network.

The research included 1,884 children with Covid, who underwent a follow-up of 90 days. Long Covid is found in about 10% of children hospitalized and in 5% of children discharged from emergency wards. The most common symptoms reported by pediatric patients were weakness, cough, and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

We have observed that in some children, Covid is associated with persistent symptoms after three months. Our findings suggest that appropriate management and follow-up are needed, especially in children at increased risk of developing Long Covid,” explains Friedman.

source: Open Gamma Network (2022)

25 July 2022
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