Simpson, F, Chew-Graham, CA and Lokugamage, A (2021) Long COVID in children: the perspectives of parents and children need to be heard. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (706). 216 -216. ISSN 1478-5242

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Parents have been struggling to obtain help and support, watching their children with persistent symptoms following acute infection with COVID-19. Early on in the pandemic, parents and children felt they were disbelieved by their GPs. As ‘long COVID’ came to be recognised in adults and named as such by patients there came to be a growing acceptance that it can also occur in children as evidence emerged. Indeed, ONS data suggest that 12%–15% of children may have symptoms lasting 5 weeks after an acute infection with COVID-19.

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Additional Information: This article was also published in BJGP Life, hence the published date of 23/02/2021 - Link as follows; This article was first posted on BJGP Life on 23 February 2021; © British Journal of General Practice 2021 The published version of this article and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found online at;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 15:28
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 10:54

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