A study published in the European Respiratory Journal looks at risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalised children in a hospital in Russia.
Prof Sir Terence Stephenson, Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health & Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, University College Hospital & Great Ormond Street Hospital, said:
“This paper is an important contribution but there are no control patients and it reflects the experience of a single centre dealing with children sufficiently ill to be hospitalised with acute COVID. Only a minority of children with SARS-CoV-2 are symptomatic or admitted to hospital. The NIHR/UKRI funded CLOCK study has recruited over 17,000 teenage participants across England, half SARS-CoV-2 PCR positive and half negative, and will provide complementary information on young people never hospitalised with COVID.”
‘Risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalised children using the ISARIC Global follow-up protocol: A prospective cohort study’ by Osmanov et al is published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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