Symptoms of Long COVID in Children May Change Over Time, Study Finds
[Source: Science Daily]
New symptoms may appear in children up to a year after initial infection with Covid-19, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
The Children and young people with Long Covid (CLoCk) study, published in The Lancet Regional Health — Europe, is the world’s largest study on long Covid in children.
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.
None of the children initially invited to participate in the study had been hospitalised. 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.
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