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More Than One in Four Children Hospitalized With COVID-19 or MIS-C Have Lingering Complications More Than Two Months Later

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In one of the largest follow-up studies to date, involving 25 pediatric hospitals, more than a quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with coronavirus infection early in the pandemic still had health problems two to four months later, either persisting symptoms or activity impairment. The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, is published August 12 in the journal Pediatrics.

As part of the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, investigators led by Adrienne Randolph, MD, MSc, of Boston Children's surveyed family caregivers of patients under age 21 who were hospitalized with COVID-19 or multisystem ...