Most children with post-Covid disease recover within six months, study finds

Small study looks at complications affecting tiny minority of children, which had caused major concernCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren at a leading London hospital who were admitted with a rare but severe illness as a result of coronavirus infection had made a good recovery by the end of six months, although some needed ongoing physical therapy or mental health support, according to a small study.The unusual and very serious complications of Covid experienced by a tiny minority of children caused concern last year. In April 2020, NHS doctors were told to look out for a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus. It looked like Kawasaki disease shock syndrome, which usually affects the under-fives, but this was afflicting children twice that age and older. Symptoms included high fever, rash, red eyes, swelling and general pain. Continue reading…

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Most children with post-Covid disease recover within six months, study finds  
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