Clinical characteristics and diagnostic challenges of pediatric COVID-19 (search done: 15 March 2020)

Added May 15, 2020

Citation: Chang TH, Wu JL, Chang LY. Clinical characteristics and diagnostic challenges of pediatric COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2020;119(5):982-9

What is this? An understanding of the clinical features and prognosis of patients with COVID-19 is important.

In this rapid review, the authors searched for case series of the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in children. They did not restrict their searches by language of publication but limited it to articles published after 1 January 2020. They did their search on 15 March 2020 and included 9 case series, all from China, with a total of 93 children.

What was found: Based on the studies available at the time of this review, COVID-19 had distinct features in children, and disease severity was mild.

 

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