COVID-19 in Children
Pediatric clinics of North America
ARDS; COVID-19; Epidemiology; MIS-C; Pediatric COVID; Risk factors; SARS-CoV-2
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.
Kalyanaraman, Meena and Anderson, Michael R., "COVID-19 in Children" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 1224.
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