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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Clinical view of covid-19 having an impact on children and adolescents [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-80664 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.80664

Clinical view of covid-19 having an impact on children and adolescents

Ernest Herbert1, Dominique Fournier2
1Ashfield Healthcare Ltd,uk
2Iucpq-ul, Canada

The first case of COVID-19 infection was on November 17, 2019, according to Chinese government sources.[1] The symptoms of COVID-19 among children seem to be milder than those of adults. It is unknown whether certain groups of children, for instance, those with comorbidities, might be at higher risk of more severe illness. Data emerging on COVID-19’s spread in children have not been presented in detail. Due to its long incubation period (2–14 days) for everyone, and because children can be asymptomatic or present mild, nonspecific symptoms, all included the latter should be considered as potential carriers of COVID-19 unless proven otherwise. This article is aimed at highlighting vertical transmission, clinical presentation, paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) and common features of COVID-19 among children/adolescents and its impact on them. Paediatric patients with COVID-19 may not have fever or cough. However, social distancing and everyday preventive measures could be part and parcel of our lives as those with less serious illness and others without symptoms are likely to play a major role in disease transmission.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Infection transmission, vertical, Pathological condition, signs and symptoms, Pediatrics

Corresponding Author: Ernest Herbert, United Kingdom
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