COVID-19 in Children - What is known so far

Overview

ABSTRACT During past couple of decades, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – the two human coronaviruses (HCoVs), emerged as highly pathogenic microbes causing widespread concerns. World Health Organization has declared the current pandemic caused by the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 a global public health emergency. There is evolving understanding and knowledge regarding COVID-19 in children. Based on the current available literature, this review article summarizes the etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management and prevention of COVID-19 in children, along with implications of the pandemic on child health. This will help the Pediatricians and general practitioners to understand and effectively deal with this pandemic in children. Key Words: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Children, MIS-C

Summary

Clarify the concepts and Myths around Covid-19 amng children

Author Comments

Prof. Muhammad Haroon Hamid, FRCP
Prof. Muhammad Haroon Hamid, FRCP
King Edward Medical University
Prof.
Pediatrics with special interest in Peiatric Critical Care & Pulmonology
Lahore | Pakistan
A review of recent evidence on the topic as of end June 2020. Although new literature and evidence keeps pouringProf. Muhammad Haroon Hamid, FRCP

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343123947_COVID-19_in_Children_-What_is_known_so_far

COVID-19 in Children – What is known so far

Pakistan Pediatric Journal

Pak Pediatr J 2020; 44(2): 157-76

ABSTRACTDuring past couple of decades, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – the two human coronaviruses (HCoVs), emerged as highly pathogenic microbes causing widespread concerns. World Health Organization has declared the current pandemic caused by the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 a global public health emergency. There is evolving understanding and knowledge regarding COVID-19 in children. Based on the current available literature, this review article summarizes the etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management and prevention of COVID-19 in children, along with implications of the pandemic on child health. This will help the Pediatricians and general practitioners to understand and effectively deal with this pandemic in children.Key Words: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Children, MIS-Chttps://www.researchgate.net/project/COVID-19-in-Children-2
June 2020
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