Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

October 2, 2020

Sequelae of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Children



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  • A study of 28 hospitalized pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Turin, Italy found that all participants had nasal swabs negative for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR one month after discharge. Lung ultrasound findings had normalized within 5 weeks from hospital discharge in the majority of patients. 20 out of 24 patients developed anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG at the follow-up visit at a mean of 35 days following discharge. No patients had manifestations of COVID-19-related sequelae 4 months after discharge. The authors highlight the need for an extended follow-up to determine the status of such patients in the long-term.

Denina et al. (Sept 29, 2020). Sequelae of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.