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PP-067 Post-viral asthenic syndrome in children after covid-19: frequency and features
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  1. Elena Serebryakova1,
  2. Liliya Zhmaeva2,
  3. Olga Shumakova1,
  4. Svetlana Batueva1
  1. 1State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education South Ural State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
  2. 2State autonomous health care institution Children’s City Clinical Polyclinic No. 1, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Abstract

Aim To study the frequency and feature of post-viral asthenic syndrome in children after Covid-19

Material and Method A prospective study of 177 children (male 93, female 84) who had SARS-CoV-2 from April 2020 to October 2023, confirmed by detection of the virus using PCR. To diagnose asthenic syndrome, the validated VAS-A scale and the MFI-20 test (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, MFI) were used. Psychological testing was conducted in 15 children and was based on the following testing methods: diagnostics of the level of thinking (A.Z. Zack technique), diagnostics of attention using Bourdon’s ‘Corrective Test’, diagnostics of memory types using the method of A.R. Luria and Cattell’s multifactorial personality questionnaire for teenagers.

Results The average age of the children was 11 (UQ9-LQ12) years. Post-viral asthenic syndrome was diagnosed in 41 (23.2%) of cases, with duration Me: 2 (UQ1-LQ2) months. A psychological diagnosis of children who had suffered SARS-CoV-2 showed that all children (100%) had an average level of thinking. Three children had a low level of attention according to the Bourdon test. Six children had a low level of motor-auditory memory. Nine children had a low level of visual-auditory-motor memory.

Conclusions Post-viral asthenic syndrome in children after Covid-19 occurs in 23.2% with an average duration of 2 months; impaired cognitive functions cause difficulties in mastering the school curriculum. It is important to develop an optimal strategy for correcting post-viral asthenic syndrome in children after Covid-19.

  • new coronavirus infection
  • children
  • post-viral asthenic syndrome

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