Conceptual Paper
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
SARS-COV-2 Infection in Children and Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome
Pasqua Anna Quitadamo*
NICU “Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Pasqua Anna Quitadamo, NICU “Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.
Received: June 23, 2020; Published: July 10, 2020

Epidemiological studies have shown that children appear to be less affected by COVID-19. From the latest data, 2135 pediatric patients with COVID-19 were reported to the Chinese CDC [1]. Of the patients, 728 (34.1%) were identified as laboratory-confirmed cases, and 1407 (65.9%) were suspected cases. The median age of all patients was 7 years (interquartile range: 2 - 13 years). There was no statistically significant difference in the number of pediatric patients between boys and girls. Regarding the severity (including both confirmed and suspected cases), 94 (4.4%), 1088 (51.0%), and 826 (38.7%) cases were diagnosed as asymptomatic, mild, or moderate, respectively; and totally accounted for 94.1% of all cases. Only 1 child died.


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Citation: Pasqua Anna Quitadamo. “SARS-COV-2 Infection in Children and Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome”. EC Paediatrics 9.8 (2020): 60-63.

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