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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Three Faces of COVID-19 in Children and the Susceptibility of the Children of Healthcare Professionals [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2021; 4(2): 190-196 | 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
Department of Pediatrics, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading around the world affecting many people and leading to serious morbidity and mortality. 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. Three children with COVID-19 were presented to discuss different clinical and radiologic findings of COVID-19 in children in this case reports. Three consecutive children (ages 6 months, 18 months, and 3 years) were diagnosed through real-time polymerase chain reaction as being positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Two of the patients were children of healthcare workers. Two of the cases could be classified as pneumonia; however, one of these had a severe clinical course with secondary bacterial infection, while the other was diagnosed as acute bronchiolitis. None of our patients required intensive care, mechanical ventilation, or had any severe complications. They were all discharged in good health and had no additional symptoms or signs during the follow-up period. Two of the children were the first two children from Turkey to be diagnosed COVID-19 positive, and unfortunately, two of the patients were children of healthcare workers.

Keywords: Children, COVID-19, health care professional, SARS-CoV-2

Özgür Ceylan, Leman Tekin Orgun, İlknur Erol. Three Faces of COVID-19 in Children and the Susceptibility of the Children of Healthcare Professionals. anatol j fm. 2021; 4(2): 190-196

Corresponding Author: Leman Tekin Orgun, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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