The impact of long COVID can vary from person to person and the severity and types of symptoms can also fluctuate from day to day for a single person. Some patients with long COVID are even able to continue with their routine activities, whilst others could be bedridden. However, long COVID or post-COVID isn’t just for adults. Almost half of children who contract coronavirus infection may have lasting symptoms.
Just like adults, not all children have the same long COVID symptoms. Children can have different longer-term manifestations of coronavirus, depending on their developmental stage. A recent study has attempted to classify the most common long-COVID symptoms in children, based on their age group.