by: Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed.
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INDIANAPOLIS (DESIRE) – Approximately 30% of adults in a study from the University of California Los Angeles developed long-distance covid-19, new research shows, and the number of prolonged COVID-19 in children is now catching up.
Long COVID-19 is characterized by a condition in which coronavirus symptoms persist, develop, or fluctuate after becoming ill with the virus.
In a new cross-continental examination, scientists estimated over 80,000 children and followed them after their diagnosis. Twenty-five percent reported coronavirus symptoms at least four to 12 weeks after the infection disappeared.
Sixteen percent of children say they experience from a newly acquired mood disorder. Nearly 10% report having chronic fatigue. Eight percent of the sample said they continue to have trouble sleeping and continue to experience headaches, and 7.5 percent reported prolonged breathing problems such as shortness of breath.
Writers in the newspaper say in a statement:
“Identifying the main signs and symptoms of pediatric long COVID can help diagnose, develop better treatments, create interdisciplinary teams for optimal clinical management, and identify risk factors for prevention.”