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US: 44% of kids hospitalized with Covid developed neurological symptoms

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44% of children hospitalized with Covid developed neurological symptoms, the most common being headache, acute encephalopathy and seizures. Youngsters with MIS-C most often had headache, acute encephalopathy and dizziness. Rarer symptoms of both conditions included loss of smell, vision impairment, stroke and psychosis.

These hospitalized kids were more likely to require intensive care than their peers who didn’t experience such symptoms, according to a new study led by a paediatrician at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report

 

The Omicron variant wave has been particularly hard on young children. In the UK, over 100 children a day are being admitted to hospital for Covid-19, the majority in the under-5 age range.

 

 

 

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