Using a holistic approach, researchers will investigate how early inflammatory and tissue responses can predict long-term health consequences of COVID-19 in kids.
People infected with SARS-CoV-2 typically recover within a few days or weeks. However some individuals have long-term effects that persist for multiple weeks, months, or even years, known as long COVID-19, reports Xinhua news agency.
COVID-19 and Children
While considerable efforts have gone into understanding how COVID-19 affects the body in adults, much less is known about how the virus affects children, and how those effects manifest into long-term health consequences of the infection, said the FDA.
The project also seeks to identify potential biomarkers that correlate to a COVID-19-specific inflammatory and tissue damage disease signature during the disease course, said the FDA.
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