Long-Term Complications of COVID-19 Infection in Adolescents and Children

Keerthi Thallapureddy, Khyathi Thallapureddy, Erika Zerda, Neeraj Suresh, Deepak Kamat, Karthik Rajasekaran, Alvaro Moreira

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Purpose of Review: Compared to adults, post-COVID-19 symptoms are uncommon and have not been thoroughly evaluated in children. This review summarizes the literature in terms of persistent symptoms in children and adolescents after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Recent Findings: Children were less likely to develop long COVID when compared to adults. Older children (e.g., adolescents) and those who had symptomatic COVID-19 had a higher probability for long COVID. Summary: Families and health care providers need to be aware of a new constellation of long COVID symptoms in the pediatric population. More evidence and time are needed to better understand the potential effects of long COVID-19 in children and adolescents. In comparison to adults, children are less likely to have persistent COVID-19 symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pediatrics Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2022


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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