Neuropediatrics 2021; 52(S 01): S1-S53
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1739595
Poster Abstracts

Neurological Presentations in Long COVID-19 Syndrome in Childhood: First Data from the Pediatric Long COVID-19 Outpatient Clinic Jena

Anett Fischer
1   Department of Neuropediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
Heike de Vries
1   Department of Neuropediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
Marius Rasche
2   Department of Pediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
Michael Lorenz
2   Department of Pediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
James Beck
2   Department of Pediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
Peter Huppke
1   Department of Neuropediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
,
Daniel Vilser
2   Department of Pediatrics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus infection has determined lives of people in Germany to an unprecedented extent. In the course of the pandemic, it became apparent that a large proportion of those infected develop a long-COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome after overcoming the acute infection, which can last for many months. Children are likely to be affected more mildly than adults, but are still relevant. In the United Kingdom, the number of children with long COVID-19 is estimated to be more than 30,000, although precise data on the incidence in children is lacking. The reasons for the occurrence of long COVID-19 have also not yet been unraveled. There are neither diagnostics nor therapeutic guidelines, nor are there any rehabilitation programs. Since the beginning of 2021, children have been systematically cared for by an interdisciplinary team in Germany's first pediatric long-COVID-19 outpatient clinic in Jena. Special attention is paid to mental and neurological dysfunctions, which are examined in an extensive assessment with questionnaires and tests. In this contribution, we present first data of neurological symptoms, which we collected in patients with long COVID-19 syndrome in our outpatient clinic.



Publication History

Article published online:
28 October 2021

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