43% of Children with Covid Suffer from Prolonged Effects

Hospital das Clínicas patients aged 8 to 18 have symptoms for 12 weeks

Cláudia Collucci; Matheus Rocha; Fernanda Canofre; José Matheus Santos; Franco Adailton

A study by Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo with children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 who had symptomatic Covid showed that 43% of them felt the effects of the disease in the 12 weeks following infection.

They report headache (19%), tiredness (9%), dyspnea (8%) and difficulty concentrating (4%).

The Hospital Infantil Sabará, in São Paulo, is also assessing the persistence of symptoms in children who have contracted the coronavirus, but the work is in progress.

At Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, in Curitiba, the largest pediatric institution in the country that serves the Unified Health System, a cardiology outpatient clinic was created to monitor cases of myocarditis after the acute phase of Covid.

At least seven states have 80% or more occupancy of ICU beds (Intensive Care Unit) intended for the treatment of infected children.

Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão and Rio Grande do Norte present the worst situation, with a rate of 100%.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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