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Three faces of COVID-19 in children, and the susceptibility of the children of healthcare professionals [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-42275 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.42275

Three faces of COVID-19 in children, and the susceptibility of the children of healthcare professionals

Özgür Ceylan, Leman Tekin Orgun, İlknur Erol
Baskent University Faculty Of Medicine, Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Teaching And Medical Research Center, Department Of Pediatrics

Abstract
Background: At present, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading around the world leading to serious morbidity and mortality in many people. Detailed clinical data about COVID-19 in the adult population have been reported from different countries; however, data about COVID-19 in the pediatric population are limited with only a few reports. We want to present three children with COVID-19 to discuss different clinical and radiologic findings of COVİD-19 in children.
Cases: Three consecutive children (ages six months, 18 months, and three years) were detected through real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) as being SARS-CoV-2 positive. Two of the patients were children of healthcare workers. Two of the cases can be classified as pneumonia but one of them had severe clinical course with secondary bacterial infection and one of the case diagnosed as acute bronchiolitis. None of our patients required intensive care or mechanical ventilation or had any severe complications. All of the patients were discharged with good health and had no additional symptoms or signs during the follow-up period.
Conclusions: Herein, three children with COVID-19 who had different clinical and radiologic findings are reported to emphasize the wide clinical spectrum of COVID-19 in children. Together with this, two of the children were the first two children from Turkey to be diagnosed as having COVID-19, and unfortunately, two of the patients were children of healthcare workers. We also wish to draw the attention of the Ministry of Health of all countries to the security of the children of healthcare professionals.

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, children, pediatric patients, healthcare professionals



Corresponding Author: Leman Tekin Orgun, Türkiye
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