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CHE COSA È LONG COVID?

Acute Covid-19 Infection

This is the NICE term used to describe the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for up to 4 weeks, regardless of the severity of infection.

Ongoing Symptomatic Covid-19

This is the NICE term used to describe the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 from 4 weeks up to 12 weeks.

This is known as Long Covid.

Post Covid Syndrome

This is the NICE term used to describe the signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19, continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis.

Long Covid is the patient-led term to describe the ongoing, fluctuating symptoms of COVID-19. Different organisations have decided to use slightly different names for the condition.

There has not yet been an agreed consensus for a paediatric Long COVID case definition, but work is underway.

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Please share our Long Covid information leaflet to help others access support.

LUNGA PREVELENZA DEL SINTOMO DEI BAMBINI COVID

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Il nostro rapido sondaggio iniziale è stato completato per fornire informazioni iniziali per le presentazioni che diamo alla task force NHS Long Covid, scuole e gruppi comunitari e aiuta a comprendere la natura multisistemica della condizione.

Attualmente stiamo analizzando i dati raccolti dal nostro secondo sondaggio. 20/2/21

We don't yet know which children will get Long Covid, or if there is a way to prevent it after Covid infection.  The only NIHR funded paediatric study is called the Clock Study Their initial findings showed that at least 14% of children sadly go on to develop Long Covid.

In the UK any child that has symptoms for more than 4 weeks is eligible for a referral to a NHS Long Covid Hub. To obtain an appointment a GP must refer children to the local paediatric team. If the local team are unable to support the child can be referred to the nearest Long Covid Hub.

We yet don't know how long it takes for children to get better from Long Covid, or what causes it. 

We do know that there are many children that are still ill from the first and second and third waves of COVID-19 in early 2020. 

Please see our statistics page for the most recent data.