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Covid and children: after 3 months, almost 10 out of 100 suffer from annoying side effects, the details

After 3 months, nearly 10 out of 100 babies suffer from annoying side effectsAlmost 10% of Italian children and adolescents who have had a coronavirus infection manifest long COVID symptoms three months lateramong which the most common are nasal congestion, headache and fatigue, while the most persistent over time seems to be theinsomnia.

The data emerges, as reported by the newspaper Republicfrom the first prospective study on long COVID conducted on Italian children and adolescents, coordinated by the hospital University of Parma. The study, which began in November 2021 and is expected to end in March 2026, was conducted on 14 centers throughout the country, it has enlisted about a thousand children and adolescents to date with a previous Sars-CoV-2 infection of varying severity.

Of the 670 patients with COVID diagnosis who participated in the study and for whom the first data are available (51.5% male and 48.5% female) 31% had a previous pathologyonly 1.8% needed hospitalization, in 15% of cases the infection was asymptomatic.
3 months after infection
, 118 children (equal to 17.6% of the sample) manifest at least one symptom of long COVID and among these 110 children (16.4%) show at least 2 symptoms, 84 children (12%) at least 3 symptoms.

Some symptoms, such as nasal congestion, poor appetite, skin rash tend to occur, in the vast majority of cases, in a mild manner. But symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, loss of concentration e headache they often manifest themselves with a more important symptomatology.
In particular, about 43% of children struggling with these disorders complain of moderate to severe forms of fatigue and lack of concentration.

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