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Can children experience the symptoms of long Covid?

Coronavirus had no or mild effects on kids in the previous year. They are seen as the virus carriers and infrequently showed symptoms. But things are changed in the 2nd wave and coronavirus is equally infectious for young people as well as children. Kids like new-born babies normally generate mild symptoms of Covid-19, but they recover faster rather than adults.

In some rare cases, they make an acute infection, but the chances of a long Covid and persisting system remain.

What is long coronavirus?

For most people, moderate or mild coronavirus continues for almost 2 weeks or 15 days. During the recovery phase, these symptoms go slowly on their own. But some people face health issues lasting for a long time about 15 days recovery period from the critical illness phase.

It is determined as symptoms and signs that generate following or during coronavirus infection and resume for more than 12 weeks after the infection period.

Long coronavirus in children

In most cases, mild symptoms of coronavirus generate in kids. These symptoms include fatigue, loss of smell, breathlessness, diarrhea, cough, fever, loss of taste, and sore throat, or asymptomatic.

But there is evidence that shows some children may generate long coronavirus, even if no symptoms have shown in them after decreasing the effect of Covid-19. Some cases of PIMS (Pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome) or multisystem inflammatory syndrome have been seen in children in the period of post-recovery. Apart from this, they may experience muscle aches, seizures, testicular pain, brain fog, hallucinations, gastrointestinal issues, dizziness, and nausea.

The study

According to the Italian study, 129 kids between the age of 6 to 12 years were infected with Covid-19 between March to November 2020. And, almost 42% of the kids had symptoms of the virus for more than sixty days after the recovery period.

What does it cause in children?

The main reason behind children experiences coronavirus symptoms weeks after the starting infection period remains not known. In adults, it was assumed the coronavirus symptoms exist after the starting infection because of the active virus persistence in the system, weak immune system, pre-existing condition, and reinfection. It was noticed that post-traumatic condition leads the illness and can be responsible for it.

The things that cause the symptoms of long coronavirus may change from the adults. As per the experts, there is a requirement for more research in the area to find out the factors that may create long Covid symptoms in kids. Also, more research is required to know the main cause that may generate symptoms for the long term in kids as well as adults.

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