Novel 2019 coronavirus infection in children

Authors

  • Patricia Llaque Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú. Médico Pediatra Neumóloga, magíster en Ciencias de Investigación Epidemiológica.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.372.5439

Keywords:

Coronavirus Infection, 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease, Child

Abstract

COVID-19 is rarely reported in children and they are mildly affected in most cases. The most common clinical presentation of COVID-19 is cough, fever and sore throat; severe cases show tachypnea. The course of the disease is from one to two weeks. Laboratory findings are nonspecific; lymphopenia, elevation of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin have been described. Early chest X-ray is usually normal, and the most common tomographic findings are consolidations with halo, ground-glass opacities and tiny nodules which mainly affects subpleural areas. Management of the disease is supportive; in severe cases, it should be focused on respiratory support. It is recommended to limit the handling of respiratory secretions and to follow the same preventive measures provided to adults

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Author Biography

  • Patricia Llaque, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú. Médico Pediatra Neumóloga, magíster en Ciencias de Investigación Epidemiológica.

    Coordinadora del servicio de Neumología del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja

    Docente en la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Published

2020-05-05

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Section

Review

How to Cite

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Llaque P. Novel 2019 coronavirus infection in children. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 May 5 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];37(2):335-40. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/5439

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