The effects of the coronavirus can vary greatly from individual to individual in terms of the impact on health, whether the infection was mild or severe. It is particularly important to pay attention to the body’s signals, as complications from infection can linger in the body for extended periods of time, while continuing to damage health.
If these complications go undetected, children who have undergone Covid may suffer more permanent health damage that in most cases could have been prevented by simple tests.
The experts at Doktor24 have put together four professional screening packages that make it easy to keep your child safe after Covid.
Our package gives you the opportunity to have a thorough cardiological and pulmonological examination of your child, in addition to the Covid-specific laboratory test, which provides complex information on possible blood coagulation abnormalities, cardiovascular involvement and the general state of the body.
An echocardiogram and a specialist cardiological examination help to assess the condition of the cardiovascular system more accurately, while a pulmonary follow-up allows the respiratory system to be assessed by testing respiratory function.
Based on the results, our specialists will give you advice that can make a big contribution to full recovery as soon as possible.
If you would like to find out whether your child has developed immunity to the coronavirus, ask about our supplementary immunity laboratory test, which includes the necessary IgM and IgG screenings!
Before the blood test, there is a possibility to use Emla gel, which helps to relieve the pain caused by the needle prick. In this case, however, you should wait 1 hour before the blood test to allow the gel to take effect.
The first step on the road to full recovery, even in children, is to assess the health of the body and to determine whether the virus has left any physical complications that could hinder a full recovery.
To perform the Complex Safety Package, children must be at least 4 weeks after the course of the infection, following the lifting of the official house quarantine, they must be fever-free for at least 3 day and asymptomatic.
CBC, blood glucose, sedimentation, TSH, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, GOT, GPT, Gamma GT, alk. phosphatase, bilirubin, Na, K, Mg, total protein, albumin, iron, ferritin, transferrin, complete urinalysis + sediment, D-dimer, Troponin – myocardial damage test (TnT), C reactive protein (CRP), red blood cell sedimentation rate (We), creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB – creatine kinase-MB
The results will be evaluated in detail by our specialists in internal medicine and sent by e-mail within 2-3 days after the examination.
It is best suited for objective assessment of cardiac structure and function. This test allows us to differentiate between systolic and diastolic heart failure. The so-called Doppler echocardiography allows a complete haemodynamic assessment: measurement of valve insufficiencies, stenoses, pressures and cardiac output.
It displays the electrical activity of the heart in the form of curves drawn on paper tape. It can be used to examine the number of beats per minute, their regularity, the pacing and conduction of the heart, rhythm disturbances, conduction abnormalities, myocardial oxygen deficiency and damage. Among many other conditions, it provides information on the size of the walls of the chambers that make up the heart, but also on the effects of the drugs used on heart function or their undesirable side effects. Although no special preparation is necessary, physical exertion immediately before the test (e.g. going up stairs) may alter the curve. However, after a few minutes of rest, the heart will return to its resting state.
Paediatric pulmonary medicine helps in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory, allergic and immunological diseases.
A pulse oximeter is a very simple, usually small, plastic-coated diagnostic device that the patient can use by clipping it to their finger. It can be used to quickly and easily measure blood oxygen saturation and current pulse.
Respiratory function is tested using a siprometer. This is a special device that uses a disposable mouth tube to test breathing according to the doctor’s instructions. When connected to a computer, the device displays the measured values and compares them with the respiratory values expected from a person of the same sex, age, weight and height, and displays them together with the values produced by the person being tested.