11 Percent of Children at Risk for Long COVID-19 After Testing Negative

Suara.com – Recent research on the impact of COVID-19 on children reveals the risk of long-term dams aka Long COVID-19.

A study conducted by Israeli researchers found that 11.2 percent of Israeli children who had recovered from COVID-19 experienced long-term symptoms.

The researchers examined the Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or “long COVID” among 13,834 pediatric patients aged 3-18 years who had recovered from coronavirus infection.

It was found that 11.2 percent of child survivors in Israel have long-term symptoms.

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They also note that the potential for experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19 grows as a child ages.

Thus 1.8 percent of children aged 3-6 years experienced long-term symptoms six months after recovery, compared with 4.6 percent of the age group 12-18 years.

A correlation was found between symptoms of COVID-19 illness and the likelihood of experiencing long-term symptoms.

Among adolescents aged 12-18 years who were symptomatic patients, 5.6 percent had experienced long-term COVID-19, compared to 3.5 percent of those who were asymptomatic when tested positive.

Based on the ministry’s report, a similar picture is seen in other age groups.

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More than a third of the children involved in the survey experienced an exacerbation of neurological, cognitive, or mental symptoms, such as sleep disturbances or difficulty concentrating, compared with the pre-infection period. [ANTARA]

Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.

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