Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019 in Children and Young Adults in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region.
The Journal of pediatrics
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).
DeBiasi, R., Song, X., Delaney, M., Bell, M., Smith, K., Pershad, J., Ansusinha, E., Hahn, A., Hamdy, R., Harik, N., Hanisch, B., Jantausch, B., Koay, A., Steinhorn, R., Newman, K., & Wessel, D. (2020). Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019 in Children and Young Adults in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region.. The Journal of pediatrics, 223 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.05.007