SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children; What Do We Know So Far?

COVID-19 in Children

  • Benhur Şirvan Çetin Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child Health and Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Kayseri, Turkey
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, MIS-C, children, infection

Abstract

After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), SARS-CoV-2 is the newest member of the family of coronaviruses that are pathogenic to humans. The disease which occurs with SARS-CoV-2 is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 was first described in December 2019 and has caused millions of people to get sick and hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past year. In this review, the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical and laboratory features, radiological findings, treatment, and management of the disease are all reviewed from a pediatrician’s perspective. Post-infectious complications, the impact of COVID-19 on global child health, and vaccine developments were also discussed in this review.

Published
2020-12-27
How to Cite
Çetin, B. Şirvan. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children; What Do We Know So Far? COVID-19 in Children. The Journal of Pediatric Academy, 1(3), 76-85. Retrieved from https://jpediatricacademy.com/index.php/jpa/article/view/81