Long COVID increases children’s risk for several serious conditions

Long COVID increases children’s risk for several serious conditions, although the conditions remain rare, according to findings reported in MMWR.
Among the conditions, acute pulmonary embolism, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, and venous thromboembolic event were all around twice as likely to befall children and adolescents who had experienced COVID-19 than their peers who had not.
The study compared 781,419 U.S. children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years who had COVID-19, with a control population of 2,344,257 patients of the same age range without recognized COVID-19, during a period

Long COVID increases children’s risk for several serious conditions, although the conditions remain rare, according to findings reported in MMWR.
Among the conditions, acute pulmonary embolism, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, and venous thromboembolic event were all around twice as likely to befall children and adolescents who had experienced COVID-19 than their peers who had not.
The study compared 781,419 U.S. children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years who had COVID-19, with a control population of 2,344,257 patients of the same age range without recognized COVID-19, during a period