Long COVID can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows – CTV

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Long COVID can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows – CTV

by tmnationtalk on June 23, 202224 Views

June 23, 2022

Even the littlest children can experience long COVID, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers.

The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the children, 11,000 had tested positive for COVID-19 between January 2020 and July 2021.

While symptoms associated with long COVID are general ailments children can experience even without COVID — headaches, mood swings, stomach problems and tiredness — the children in the study who had previously tested positive for COVID were more likely to experience at least one symptom for two months or more than the children who never tested positive for COVID.

The study also revealed that a third of children who had tested positive for COVID experienced at least one long-term symptom that was not present before testing positive.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/long-covid-can-affect-children-of-all-ages-including-infants-study-shows-1.5959787

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