Joanna Stryczyńska-Kazubska, a specialist pediatrician at the Department and Department of Health Prevention at the Medical University of Poznań, spoke about the symptoms of COVID-19 in children admitted to the hospital on TVN24. – We very often have patients with neurological symptoms, children who get seizures – she said. She added that “the children’s wards are full at the moment”.
In the fourth wave of the pandemic, more and more children go to Polish hospitals. Doctor of medical sciences, Joanna Stryczyńska-Kazubska, specialist pediatrician at the Department and Department of Health Prevention at the Medical University in Poznań, said on TVN24 that “the covid ward is full at the moment”. “We have more patients than in the previous wave,” she added.
– Children hit with different symptoms. We have very often patients with neurological symptoms, children who get seizures. These may be children who have convulsions just because they have a fever, but unfortunately we also have children with encephalitis in the course of SARS-CoV-2 infection with serious consequences, paresis – she said
– Children often find themselves in a slightly different picture than adults, but the children’s wards are full at the moment – she added.
The pediatrician said that most children recover from the disease faster and many of them do not require rehabilitation. – However, we must remember that we have little experience in children with chronic consequences, so there are actually no such rehabilitation units for children – she explained.
Stryczyńska-Kazubska on vaccinating children
When asked how to protect children from the transmission of coronavirus, she recalled that in a few days vaccination of children in the group of children over 5 years old will start. “In fact, we see this as a great opportunity for our little patients,” she said.
“It seems to be the best step,” she added. – Will this wave end as a result of vaccinating children? Probably not. Probably we adults who were able to get vaccinated earlier, we missed some part of it, so as not to lead to this situation. We hope that maybe there will not be another wave – she said.
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