Descriptive Study on COVID-19 Infection in Children: A Case at the Security Forces Hospital (SFH)-AL Riyadh-Saudi Arabia

Coronaviruses (CoV) are RNA respiratory viruses that cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from the common cold to severe infections like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (SARS-CoV). In December 2019, a new strain of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), dubbed “COVID-19” by the World Health Organization, was found in China (WHO). In the early phases of the outbreak, COVID-19 was primarily found in adults aged 15 and above, with a small proportion of confirmed cases among children.

The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 and its clinical manifestations in children who visited a paediatric emergency department.

Results will be available from March 1st through June 30th, 2020. A total of 223 patients aged 16 days to 12 years were diagnosed as COVID-19 positive during the study period. Males made up 52% of the population. Fever was observed in 39.9% of the time, cough in 14.3%, and diarrhoea in 3.6 percent of the time.

Conclusion: Our research sheds light on the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in children.

Author(S) Details

Elsharif A. Bazie
Department of Emergency-SFH, Saudi Arabia.

Abdulkarim Alanazi
Department of Pediatrics Emergency Fellow-SFH, Saudi Arabia.

Wejdan Hamed Abdullah Alshammari
Department of Pediatrics-SFH, Saudi Arabia.

Fahad Mishal Alharbi
Department of Emergency Medicine-SFH, Saudi Arabia.

Faisal Ahmed Alghamdi
Department at Emergency-King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia.

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