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Analysis Study Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Long Term Impact on Health Status on COVID 19 Positive Hospitalized and Recovered Children at a Tertiary Care Centre of Rajasthan
Dr. Mohammed Sajid | Dr. Kailash Kumar Meena | Dr. Dhanraj Bagri
Abstract: COVID 19 has been shown to have health impacts in adults even after recovery from acute phase. Though children are affected less severely, evidence is increasing regarding long term health impact of COVID among pediatric population. Present study aimed to evaluate long term impact of health status of COVID recovered children. Material and Methods: This hospital - based, observational study was conducted at one of the largest tertiary care centre of Northern India. The study included a total of 150 patients of COVID - 19 in the age group of 3 months to 18 years who were treated and successfully discharge. These patients were called after 3 months of discharge from hospital, and subjected to detail history and clinical examination. Results: Out of 150 children, 90 (60%) had persistent or new symptom after recovery as per their guardian. Thirty seven (31.3%) children had persistent cough and 41 (45.6%) reported easy fatiguability while nine children had new onset wheeze after recovery. Abnormal ECHO findings were noted in 3 children, while MIS - C occurred in 7 (4.7%) children. Convulsions were reported in 10 (6.7%) children and Neurological weakness was found in 9 (6%) children. Conclusion: COVID 19 disease has significant impact on health of children even after recovery from acute illness. New onset or persistent respiratory and gastro - intestinal symptoms and abnormal behavior were observed in many children. Children who recover from acute illness should be followed up at periodic interval to find out any long term effect of COVID 19.
Keywords: COVID, long COVID, MIS - C, Corona
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 73 - 77