Transcript for Some COVID-19 patients battle with effects months later
As the nation marks three in milestone there is news tonight about many Kobe patients known as. Long haulers 10% of adults are still battling the effects of the virus even several months after being diagnosed. And children are also suffering long term. Touching moment from a thirteen year old boy who asked doctor found she for help here's ABC's Stephanie Romans. Boyhood seventh grade and been James Bond were all going just fine for thirteen year old huts and dirt in Missoula Montana. Until November when he caught the corona virus and unlike the majority of kids who never show symptoms when Kobe hit him it hit. Hard months later Hudson is in constant pain his condition declining which he was invited to speak about in a forum with doctor Anthony felt she. Three game and I like. I had constant and I gains it heading Ian. Firm and this is eat. In New York City thirteen year old Maggie Flannery can relate I US sick for about five games. And it is pretty bad in and I eight felt complete in Frankfurt five days and I got sick again and it really never went away phony. What she and Hudson are going through isn't the multi system inflammatory singed from some children get. There are no different category of rare with the so called long haulers. About 10% of adults who get Kobe experience this post acute culvert nineteen syndrome. Packs for short where symptoms last weeks to months to even longer. Still unknown is how many childhood cases there are like cuts in. What are the doctors. At zoo right now Hudson's on a couple medications. I'm he does taken anti coagulant for a day dilated heart's coronary. Arteries. Dean is hanging snake for a long term and perhaps the hardest part the lock of answers. Now I can count me eighteen year. We don't know enough about it Hudson for me to honestly tell you. What's gonna happen over the next couple of months to we year. And that's hard to hear but it was also the truth. Hudson's mom told me he's resilient and they will not give up searching for answers Lindsey our hearts go out to Hudson Stephanie thank you.
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