Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 7
An observational study of clinical presentation of COVID 19 among children in India.
Objective: To assess the clinical presentation of COVID-19 among pediatric population in India. Methods: Study included children of age group (1 month to 14 years) with positive nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 done by RT-PCR presenting between 1st March 2020-31st May 2021. Their clinical and laboratory results data were analyzed. Results: 400 Children with median age of 7(1-14 years) were included. Of those 215 were asymptomatic, 127 had mild infection, 12 had moderate disease and 3 had severe disease. 43 children presented with signs of MIS-C. There was no mortality. Conclusion: Most of the COVID-19 affected children are asymptomatic. Among children with symptoms, very few have manifestations of severe disease.Author(s): AP Krithika*, Sundari S, Srinithi