Review: SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents

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Review: SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents

Review: SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents

This systematic review evaluates the clinical features of pediatric patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

While data are available for adult patients with COVID-19, limited reports have analyzed pediatric patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.

The authors reviewed 18 studies with 1065 participants, published from December 1, 2019 to March 13, 2020.

They found that most children with COVID-19 presented with mild symptoms, if any, generally required supportive care only, and typically had a good prognosis and recovered within 1 to 2 weeks.

Mild symptoms included fever, dry cough, and fatigue. Many were were asymptomatic. 1 infant presented with pneumonia, complicated by shock and kidney failure, and was successfully treated with intensive care. Most pediatric patients were hospitalized, and symptomatic children received mainly supportive care; no deaths were reported in the age range of 0 to 9 years.

 

|2020-04-23T16:19:10-04:00April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents

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