Commentary on Clinical Characteristics of Children Infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Italy

Author(s): Isabella Tarissi De Jacobis, Rosa Vona, Camilla Cittadini, Alessandra Marchesi, Laura Cursi, Andrea Campana, Lucrezia Gambardella, Alberto Villani, Elisabetta Straface

SARS-CoV-2 is a highly contagious respiratory virus that in December 2019 emerged in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) and spread rapidly worldwide. Despite the high number of people affected, data on clinical features and prognostic factors in children and adolescents are limited. Children become less ill than adults and most of them contract the infection through close contact with their parents or family members. In this short communication, we commented data of our study on an Italian pediatric population with COVID-19, published on the Italian Journal of Pediatrics.

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