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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in children and considerations for dentists providing their care.
Int J Paediatr Dent. 2020 May; 30(3):245-250.IJ

Abstract

The emergence of the novel virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to a global pandemic and one of the most significant challenges to the healthcare profession. Dental practices are focal points for cross-infection, and care must be taken to minimise the risk of infection to, from, or between dental care professionals and patients. The COVID-19 epidemiological and clinical characteristics are still being collated but children's symptoms seem to be milder than those that adults experience. It is unknown whether certain groups, for example children with comorbidities, might be at a higher risk of more severe illness. Emerging data on disease spread in children, affected by COVID-19, have not been presented in detail. The purpose of this article was to report current data on the paediatric population affected with COVID-19 and highlight considerations for dentists providing care for children during this pandemic. All members of the dental team have a professional responsibility to keep themselves informed of current guidance and be vigilant in updating themselves as recommendations are changing so quickly.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Preventive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Majmaah University, Al-Zulfi, Saudi Arabia.Child Dental and Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Child Dental and Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.Child Dental and Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.Department of Developmental Dentistry, University of Texas Health School of Dentistry, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Editorial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32250505

Citation

Mallineni, Sreekanth Kumar, et al. "Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in Children and Considerations for Dentists Providing Their Care." International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 30, no. 3, 2020, pp. 245-250.
Mallineni SK, Innes NP, Raggio DP, et al. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in children and considerations for dentists providing their care. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2020;30(3):245-250.
Mallineni, S. K., Innes, N. P., Raggio, D. P., Araujo, M. P., Robertson, M. D., & Jayaraman, J. (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in children and considerations for dentists providing their care. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 30(3), 245-250. https://doi.org/10.1111/ipd.12653
Mallineni SK, et al. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in Children and Considerations for Dentists Providing Their Care. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2020;30(3):245-250. PubMed PMID: 32250505.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Characteristics in children and considerations for dentists providing their care. AU - Mallineni,Sreekanth Kumar, AU - Innes,Nicola P, AU - Raggio,Daniela Procida, AU - Araujo,Mariana Pinheiro, AU - Robertson,Mark D, AU - Jayaraman,Jayakumar, Y1 - 2020/04/16/ PY - 2020/4/7/pubmed PY - 2020/4/30/medline PY - 2020/4/7/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - children KW - coronavirus KW - dentistry KW - paediatric dentistry SP - 245 EP - 250 JF - International journal of paediatric dentistry JO - Int J Paediatr Dent VL - 30 IS - 3 N2 - The emergence of the novel virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to a global pandemic and one of the most significant challenges to the healthcare profession. Dental practices are focal points for cross-infection, and care must be taken to minimise the risk of infection to, from, or between dental care professionals and patients. The COVID-19 epidemiological and clinical characteristics are still being collated but children's symptoms seem to be milder than those that adults experience. It is unknown whether certain groups, for example children with comorbidities, might be at a higher risk of more severe illness. Emerging data on disease spread in children, affected by COVID-19, have not been presented in detail. The purpose of this article was to report current data on the paediatric population affected with COVID-19 and highlight considerations for dentists providing care for children during this pandemic. All members of the dental team have a professional responsibility to keep themselves informed of current guidance and be vigilant in updating themselves as recommendations are changing so quickly. SN - 1365-263X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32250505/Coronavirus_disease__COVID_19_:_Characteristics_in_children_and_considerations_for_dentists_providing_their_care_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/ipd.12653 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -