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Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of children with COVID-19 in a pediatric hospital in Peru. / Características clínicas y epidemiológicas de niños con COVID-19 en un hospital pediátrico del Perú.
Llaque-Quiroz, Patricia; Prudencio-Gamio, Roxana; Echevarría-Lopez, Silvia; Ccorahua-Paz, Manuel; Ugas-Charcape, Carlos.
  • Llaque-Quiroz P; Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú.
  • Prudencio-Gamio R; Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú.
  • Echevarría-Lopez S; Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú.
  • Ccorahua-Paz M; Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú.
  • Ugas-Charcape C; Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú.
Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica ; 37(4): 689-693, 2020.
Article in Spanish, English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1076943
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ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of children with COVID-19. We analyzed the clinical records of inpatients and outpatients of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja from the period between March and May, 2020. A total of 33 patients were registered, 57.6% were males with a median age of 4.8 years (range 2 months - 17 years). We found that 81.8% of the children had contact with a positive COVID-19 case, 60.6% had concomitant diseases, 93.9% presented symptoms (mainly fever and cough) and the median incubation period was 7 days. The hemogram and acute-phase reactants were normal in most cases. Chest X-ray was abnormal in 11/16 patients. All patients received supportive treatment; 2 patients required supplemental oxygen. One patient died from complications associated with a terminal phase brain tumor. We report the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of children with COVID-19 during the first months of the pandemic in Peru.
RESUMEN
Con el objetivo de conocer las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de niños con COVID-19, se evaluaron las historias clínicas de pacientes atendidos de manera ambulatoria y en hospitalización del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja de marzo a mayo de 2020. Se registraron 33 pacientes, 57,6% fueron varones con mediana de edad de 4,8 años (rango 2 meses - 17 años). El 81,8% tuvo contacto epidemiológico y la mediana del periodo de incubación fue siete días. El 60,6% tuvieron enfermedades concomitantes; el 93,9% presentó síntomas, los más comunes fueron fiebre y tos. El hemograma y los reactantes de fase aguda fueron normales en la mayoría de los casos. La radiografía de tórax fue anormal en 11/16 pacientes. El manejo fue de soporte, dos pacientes requirieron oxígeno suplementario. Un paciente falleció por complicaciones asociadas a una tumoración cerebral en fase terminal. Se reporta las caracteristicas clinicas y epidemiologicas en niños con COVID-19 durante los primeros meses de la pandemia en Perú.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Cough / Fever / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Adolescent / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Infant / Male Country/Region as subject: South America / Peru Language: English / Spanish Journal: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Journal subject: Public Health Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Cough / Fever / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Adolescent / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Infant / Male Country/Region as subject: South America / Peru Language: English / Spanish Journal: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Journal subject: Public Health Year: 2020 Document Type: Article