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COVID-19 in Pediatrics: a Diagnostic Challenge

Author(s):

Amal A. Mohamed, Nouran Mohamed, Sherief Abd-Elsalam*, Sanaa Mohammed ElSadek, Hoda Hegazy Ahmed , Hams Ahmed Taha, Gamil K. Mohamed and Doaa Refaey Soliman  

Abstract:


Most pediatric patients with COVID-19 described in the literature have unusual or mild respiratory symptoms. Fever is usually a prominent feature. Cough is described frequently. Less common are sore throat, headache, productive cough, nausea, and diarrhea. Some studies estimate that children made up about 2% of the affected population. Nearly 1.2% of infected children need hospital treatment and some children require mechanical ventilation. The immune system in children is in its development stage, and the immune response to pathogens is different from adults.

Keywords:

Viruses, Ventilation, Antibodies, Respiratory Infection, Immunity, Children.

Affiliation:

Department of Biochemistry, National Hepatology Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Faculty of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology, Tropical Medicine Department, Tanta University, Departments of Pediatrics, faculty of medicine for grils, Al -Azhar University, Departments of Pediatrics, national research centre, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of medicine, Al Azahar University, Cardiothoracic surgery department, Faculty of medicine, Al Azahar University, Departments of pediatric, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University



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