The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2) pandemic has forced the global health system to face new challenges both in the acute management of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) patients and in its consequences. In particular, the long-term effects of this new virus, especially in children, are still poorly understood. Scientific research is currently trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the so called "long COVID syndrome". Since the beginning of the pandemic, breastmilk has been studied for its antiviral and immunomodulatory properties. Based on these assumptions, we conducted a preliminary study in order to investigate the prevalence of long COVID in a cohort of Italian children with previously detected SARS-CoV-2 infection and evaluate if breastfeeding might play a role in modulating long COVID occurrence.

Modulating Role of Breastfeeding Toward Long COVID Occurrence in Children: A Preliminary Study / G. Vizzari, D. Morniroli, V. Tiraferri, S. Castaldi, M.F. Patria, P. Marchisio, C. Agostoni, F. Mosca, D. Buonsenso, G.P. Milani, M.L. Giannì, G. The CHICO Study, F. Folino, M.C. Pensabene, M. Macchi, C.D. Rose, R. Morello, C. Gentili, M. Zona, A.D. Matteis. - In: FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 2296-2360. - 10:(2022), pp. 884962.1-884962.4. [10.3389/fped.2022.884962]

Modulating Role of Breastfeeding Toward Long COVID Occurrence in Children: A Preliminary Study

G. Vizzari
Primo
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D. Morniroli
Secondo
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V. Tiraferri;S. Castaldi;P. Marchisio;C. Agostoni
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F. Mosca;G.P. Milani;M.L. Giannì;F. Folino;M.C. Pensabene;M. Macchi;
2022

Abstract

The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2) pandemic has forced the global health system to face new challenges both in the acute management of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) patients and in its consequences. In particular, the long-term effects of this new virus, especially in children, are still poorly understood. Scientific research is currently trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the so called "long COVID syndrome". Since the beginning of the pandemic, breastmilk has been studied for its antiviral and immunomodulatory properties. Based on these assumptions, we conducted a preliminary study in order to investigate the prevalence of long COVID in a cohort of Italian children with previously detected SARS-CoV-2 infection and evaluate if breastfeeding might play a role in modulating long COVID occurrence.
breastfeeding; childhood; COVID-19; human milk; immune system;
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
2022
30-mar-2022
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