Review Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 11
COVID-19, should I worry about my child? Are they immune? A comprehensive overview
The management protocols in children are mainly governed by symptoms severity and atypical cases.
COVID-19 in pediatric group of patients can be asymptomatic. The aim to conduct the study was to
assess the benefits and timely management of COVID19 when it is transmitted from the silent carriers
like children. The two research questions below were determined.
? Whether children are more dangerous than adults in spreading of infection?
? How long lasts viral shedding after recovery?
We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, as well as foreign literature with English translations.
Extra information and data have been collected from Google Scholar and American Society for
Microbiology (ASM). No randomized controlled trial studies had been conducted in children with
COVID-19 yet. Information on patients? age range, comorbidities, methods of treatment, and effects
on mortality, morbidity were extracted. As a conclusion, this study shows that children are less
susceptible to COVID- 19 disease than adults, also the symptoms are less sever than in adults and with
regard to transmission, no evidence suggesting vertical transmission (intrauterine) except one case or
through breastfeeding of COVID-19 virus. Finally, children are much immune than any other age
group and this immunity is more resistant to COVID-19 as this is explained in details Author(s): Majid Mohammed Mahmood, Ilhama Jafarli, Aras Fathi Al-Barazanchi, Nadhim Mohammed Mosa, Zaidoon Walid Mahmood Almashhadani and Zenab Ghanim Younus Al-Ameen
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