Title

COVID-19 in Children

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1-2022

Journal

Pediatric clinics of North America

Volume

69

Issue

3

DOI

10.1016/j.pcl.2022.01.013

Keywords

ARDS; COVID-19; Epidemiology; MIS-C; Pediatric COVID; Risk factors; SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. More than 5 million children have been infected in the United States. Risk factors for more severe disease progression include obesity, pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and neurologic comorbidities. Children with COVID-19 are admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit because of severe acute COVID-19 illness or COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The delta surge of 2021 was responsible for an increased disease burden in children and points to the key role of vaccinating children against this sometimes-deadly disease.

Department

Clinical Research and Leadership

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