Long-term outcomes of pediatric infections: from traditional infectious diseases to long covid
Buonsenso D., Gennaro LD., Rose CD., Morello R., D'Ilario F., Zampino G., Piazza M., Boner AL., Iraci C., O'Connell S., Cohen VB., Esposito S., Munblit D., Reena J., Sigfrid L., Valentini P.
There is limited evidence available on the long-term impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children. In this article, the authors analyze the recent evidence on pediatric long covid and lessons learnt from a pediatric post-covid unit in Rome, Italy. To gain a better understanding of the concerns raised by parents and physicians in relation to the potential long-term consequences of this novel infection, it is important to recognize that long-term effect of a post-infectious disease is not a new phenomenon.