46 per cent children suffer from long-Covid post Covid-19 infection: Lancet study

A new study has revealed that children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus can experience symptoms of long Covid lasting at least two months.

The most commonly reported symptoms among children 0-3 years old were mood swings, rashes and stomach aches.

According to a study published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, the largest study to date of long Covid symptoms in children aged 0-14 years used national level sampling of children in Denmark and matched Covid-19 positive cases with a control group with no prior history of a the disease.

The results of the study found children diagnosed with Covid-19 in all age groups to be more likely to experience at least one symptom for two months or longer than the control group.

In the 0-3 years age group 40% of children diagnosed with Covid-19 (478 of 1,194 children) experienced symptoms for longer than two months, compared to 27% of controls (1,049 of 3,855 children).

For the 4-11 years age group the ratio was 38% of cases (1,912 of 5,023 children) compared to 34% of controls (6,189 of 18,372 children), and for the 12-14 years age group, 46 per cent of cases (1,313 of 2,857 children) compared to 41% of controls (4,454 of 10,789 children) experienced long-lasting symptoms.

READ ALSO –E-papers June 24, 2022

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