SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children; What Do We Know So Far?

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Çetin B. Ş.

The Journal of Pediatric Academy, vol.1, no.3, pp.76-85, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


After  Severe  Acute  Respiratory  Syndrome  Coronavirus  (SARS-CoV)  and  the  Middle  East  Respiratory  Syndrome  Coronavirus  (MERS-CoV),  SARS-CoV-2  is  the  newest  member  of  the  family  of  coronaviruses  that  are  pathogenic  to  humans.  The  disease  which  occurs  with  SARS-CoV-2 is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 was first described in December 2019 and has caused millions of people to get sick and hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past year. In this review, the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical and laboratory features, radiological findings, treatment, and management of the disease are all reviewed from  a  pediatrician’s  perspective.  Post-infectious  complications,  the  impact  of  COVID-19  on  global child health, and vaccine developments were also discussed in this review.