Thanh-Diem Nguyen, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC

While most children with COVID-19 recover and return to normal health, some can develop symptoms that last for weeks or even months after recovery from acute illness. Although long COVID symptoms have been well documented and described in pediatric populations, the exact impact and prevalence remains poorly defined. It is also unclear what the best approach to evaluation and management is in the presence of persistent respiratory symptoms. Current knowledge on pediatric long COVID, with a focus on respiratory symptoms, will be summarized and one referral centre’s approach will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the global impact of SARS-CoV-2 on children, with a focus on respiratory morbidity; and
  • Describe one centre’s approach to investigation and management of paediatric respiratory long COVID.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Medical Expert, Scholar