RWJMS Pediatrician Lawrence C. Kleinman is studying how children, like adults, can experience “brain fog,” fatigue, and other lingering symptoms.
While children are less likely than adults to experience severe COVID-19, they can have symptoms that linger for months.
A new NIH-funded study is tracking the physical and mental health of several thousand children and young adults who have tested positive for COVID. The group includes both those with long COVID as well as those who’ve had the inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), which typically emerges several weeks after the initial infection. Together, the two overlapping categories are collectively known as PASC: post-acute sequelae of COVID.