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Respiratory Consequences of Pediatric Post-COVID Syndrome: Case Series
  • Karolina Dolezalova,
  • Jana Tukova,
  • Petr Pohunek
Karolina Dolezalova
Fakultní Thomayerova nemocnice

Corresponding Author:karolina.dolezalova@ftn.cz

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Jana Tukova
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Petr Pohunek
Charles University, 2nd School of Medicine
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We report data on pediatric post-COVID syndrome from a Czech multicentric observational study. We enrolled children aged 2-18 years with persisting respiratory symptoms (cough, dyspnoea, chest pain) more than twelve weeks after COVID-19. Medical history, physical examination, lung function testing, chest X-ray and blood tests were performed. In 39 enrolled children, dominant reported symptoms were exercise-induced dyspnoea and cough. On lung function testing, we found abnormal results in less than 15% of children and on imaging in less than 20%. From the analysis of enrolled subjects, we identified four possible post-COVID subgroups: “standard”, “asthmatic”, “sporty” and “polymorphous”. Complete remission of tracked symptoms occurred within a median of 4 months in followed subjects