Long COVID in Children: Observations From a Designated Pediatric Clinic

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Dec 1;40(12):e509-e511. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003285.


Systematic data are lacking on pediatric long COVID. This study prospectively assessed 90 children with persistent symptoms who presented to a designated multidisciplinary clinic for long COVID. In nearly 60%, symptoms were associated with functional impairment at 1-7 months after the onset of infection. A comprehensive structured evaluation revealed mild abnormal findings in approximately half the patients, mainly in the respiratory aspect.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • COVID-19 / complications*
  • COVID-19 / virology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome
  • Prospective Studies
  • SARS-CoV-2 / pathogenicity*
  • Tertiary Care Centers / statistics & numerical data