Title

Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019 in Children and Young Adults in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-1-2020

Journal

The Journal of pediatrics

Volume

223

DOI

10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.05.007

Abstract

Despite worldwide spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, few publications have reported the potential for severe disease in the pediatric population. We report 177 infected children and young adults, including 44 hospitalized and 9 critically ill patients, with a comparison of patient characteristics between infected hospitalized and nonhospitalized cohorts, as well as critically ill and noncritically ill cohorts. Children15 years of age were over-represented among hospitalized patients (P = .07). Adolescents and young adults were over-represented among the critically ill cohort (P = .02).

Comments

This is an open access PubMed Central article.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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