Over 144 million people are affected by Long COVID and around 10-20% of people who were infected by the coronavirus, experience post-COVID syndrome.
Data shows how agonising the disease and its long terms effects can be. However, a recent study revealed the risk of long COVID in children appears to be lower than what has been reported in adults and the symptoms are quite unique.
Here is all you need to about the long COVID symptoms among children. "There has been a critical need to understand the impact of COVID-19 in children both in the short as well as long-term," said Suchitra Rao, infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado, US, adding that "This is one of biggest studies we know of to explore what the post-acute sequelae look like in kids." The study has been published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
It used electronic health record data of 659,286 children tested for SARS-CoV-2 and compared children who tested positive with those who tested negative.