The long covid symptoms are not only affecting the adult population but also the children, according to the latest reports, it seems that the symptoms could change in children over time. Check out the latest reports below.
Long covid symptoms could change in children over time
According to Medical Xpress, the children and young people with long covid study, published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, is the world’s largest study on long covid in children.
The same reports note that researchers asked children aged 11 to 17 about their health six months and 12 months after taking a PCR test between September 2020 and March 2021. They also asked them to recall their symptoms at the time of taking the test, the notes reveal.
None of the children initially invited to participate in the study had been hospitalized.
“In total the researchers examined data from 5,086 children, 2,909 of whom tested positive for COVID-19, and 2,177 of whom tested negative,” the online medical publication revealed.
Researchers asked the children and young people what they had experienced from a list of 21 symptoms. These signs were including shortness of breath and tiredness, as well as using validated scales to assess quality of life, mental health, well-being, and fatigue.
The team found the following:
“health issues were more common in children and young people who had tested positive for the virus compared to those who tested negative, as well as six months and 12 months post PCR test. For example, among the test-positives, 10.9% reported fatigue at all three time points while among test-negatives only 1.2% reported fatigue at all three-time points.”
It’s also worth noting the fact that they also noted that the symptoms experienced changed over the course of a year. Accoridng to the reports, there were some of the children’s original symptoms which declined, but on the other hand, new symptoms were reported. Check out the original article in order to learn all the available details.