Lecturer, Doctor Chulalongkorn University Danish research raises awareness about long-term COVID in children

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Dr. Thira raises Danish children’s long COVID study to warn parents pointing to children infected with COVID-19 There will be a problem with at least one system malfunction.

23 Jun 2022 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Worathanarat, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Posted on Facebook about the situation of COVID-19 on June 3, 2022 that yesterday there were 663,225 more people around the world, 1,270 more deaths, a total of 546,425,284 people infected with 6,344,957 deaths.

The top five with the most infections were Germany, France, Brazil, Italy and Taiwan. Yesterday, the number of new infections included countries from Europe and Asia, seven of the top 10 and 14 of the world’s top 20. The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia and Europe Together they accounted for 72.11% of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 55.03%.

…The epidemic situation in Thailand, from Worldometer data this morning, found that the number of deaths yesterday The 14th highest in the world and 2nd in Asia, although the Thai Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May until the reported number is greatly reduced.

…Long COVID in children
The latest study on Long COVID in children, the largest study to date from Denmark, was published in The Lancet Child&Adolescent Health yesterday, 22 June 2022, surveying across Denmark. It covers a population of 10,997 children aged 0-14 years who have been infected with COVID-19, compared to 33,016 children who have never been infected before. and various abnormal symptoms of Long COVID by asking through each child’s mother.

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Group of children infected with COVID-19 It was found that there were problems with abnormalities of various systems in the body or Long COVID, at least 1 symptom for more than 2 months, significantly more than the uninfected group. Between the ages of 0-3 years, the infection was 1.78 times more likely than the uninfected, 1.23 times the age 4-11 years, and 1.21 times the age 12-14 years.

Results from this study reinforcing us that Even as a child, suffering from Long COVID, continued symptoms after infection and need to be taken care of by parents Keep an eye out for symptoms After recovering from the initial infection It can have a variety of symptoms such as coughing, palpitations, difficulty breathing, fatigue/weakness, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and mood changes.

There has also been some previous research. Until the source of the warning from the US CDC that the infection of COVID-19 It can increase the risk of diabetes in children under 18 years of age as well.

Therefore, if you notice any abnormal symptoms, you should take your child to see a doctor. in order to be diagnosed And treat it in a timely manner… Emphasize that we all realize the importance of self-defense and family regularly wearing a mask is the heart

refer
Berg SK et al. Long COVID symptoms in SARS-CoV-2-positive children aged 0–14 years and matched controls in Denmark (LongCOVIDKidsDK): a national, cross-sectional study. The Lancet Child&Adolescent Health. 22 June 2022.

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