COVID19 Infection in Children: A Narrative Review

Author(s): Mohammed Almuaigel, Ali ALFuraidan, Abdulrahman Alhulaybi, Amro Althuwayqib, Khalifah Alfarhan, Fahad Aldossary, Hussain Alturki, Abdullah Althani, Mohammed Alismail, Moh

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was named by the WHO as a pandemic disease. The aim is to review recent studies regarding COVID 19 infection in childhood in terms of the clinical features, need for critical care and mortality. Most pediatrics become infected from close contacts and then act as a virus carrier to others. The infected children are mainly asymptomatic, but unfortunately when symptomatic they an overlap with other common pediatric respiratory illnesses. Symptoms in pediatrics are mainly fever with pharyngitis, bronchitis and less likely inferior respiratory tract infections. Most pediatric patients recover well with minimal symptomatic and supportive therapy.

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