Multicentre Italian study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents, preliminary data as at 10 April 2020

the Italian SITIP-SIP Pediatric Infection Study Group, Silvia Garazzino, Carlotta Montagnani, Daniele Donà, Antonella Meini, Enrico Felici, Gianluca Vergine, Stefania Bernardi, Roberta Giacchero, Andrea Lo Vecchio, Paola Marchisio, Giangiacomo Nicolini, Luca Pierantoni, Ivana Rabbone, Giuseppe Banderali, Marco Denina, Elisabetta Venturini, Andrzej Krzysztofiak, Raffaele Badolato, Sonia BianchiniLuisa Galli, Alberto Villani, Guido Castelli-Gattinara

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Abstract

Data on features of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children and adolescents are scarce. We report preliminary results of an Italian multicentre study comprising 168 laboratory-confirmed paediatric cases (median: 2.3 years, range: 1 day-17.7 years, 55.9% males), of which 67.9% were hospitalised and 19.6% had comorbidities. Fever was the most common symptom, gastrointestinal manifestations were frequent; two children required intensive care, five had seizures, 49 received experimental treatments and all recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2000600
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume25
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • children
  • covid-19
  • hydroxychloroquine
  • pneumonia
  • SARS-CoV-2 infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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