Clinical features of pediatric post-acute COVID-19: a descriptive retrospective follow-up study

Liene Smane (Coresponding Author), Ieva Roge, Zanda Pucuka, Jana Pavare

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To date, information on COVID-19 long-term post-recovery sequelae in children and adolescents remains scarce. A retrospective descriptive cohort study was performed by collecting data on 92 patients (age ≤ 18 years). All were evaluated during a face-to-face visit following a specially designed post-COVID-19 symptom assessment protocol at the following stage: 1–3 months after COVID-19 onset. Among the 92 children, 45 (49%) were completely free of any COVID-19-related symptoms, while 47 (51%) reported persistence of at least one symptom, in particular tiredness, loss of taste and/or smell and headaches. The most common post-acute COVID-19 clinical features were noted in children aged between 10 and 18 years. A detailed multidisciplinary follow-up of patients with COVID-19 seems relevant, whatever the severity of the symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2021


  • Pediatrics
  • Post-acute COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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