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Evaluation of the novel coronavirus disease in Turkish children: Preliminary outcomes.
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 12; 55(12):3587-3594.PP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) can progress with mild to moderate or self-limiting clinical findings in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the disease features of Covid-19 in Turkish children.

METHODS

Children diagnosed by the method of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction for Covid-19 at the Dicle University Department of Pediatric, between April and June 2020, were evaluated. Hospital records were investigated retrospectively.

RESULTS

One hundred and five patients children with the mean age of 108.64 ± 65.61 months were enrolled in this study. The most common cause of transmission in pediatric patients was in contact with a family member diagnosed with COVID-19 (n = 91, 86.7%). The most common admission complaints were dry cough (n = 17, 16.2%), fever (n = 16, 15.2%), lassitude and fatigue (n = 14, 13.3%) respectively. More than 95% of all children with Covid-19 were asymptomatic, mild, or moderate cases. CRP was identified only independent factor associated with long duration of hospitalization.

CONCLUSION

The results of this study show the effect of Covid-19 on Turkish children. A clear understanding of the local epidemiology of corona virus infections and identification of risk factors are critical for the successful implementation of the prevention and control program.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Hematology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32991038

Citation

Yılmaz, Kamil, et al. "Evaluation of the Novel Coronavirus Disease in Turkish Children: Preliminary Outcomes." Pediatric Pulmonology, vol. 55, no. 12, 2020, pp. 3587-3594.
Yılmaz K, Gozupirinççioğlu A, Aktar F, et al. Evaluation of the novel coronavirus disease in Turkish children: Preliminary outcomes. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(12):3587-3594.
Yılmaz, K., Gozupirinççioğlu, A., Aktar, F., Akın, A., Karabel, M., Yolbas, I., Uzel, V. H., & Şen, V. (2020). Evaluation of the novel coronavirus disease in Turkish children: Preliminary outcomes. Pediatric Pulmonology, 55(12), 3587-3594. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.25095
Yılmaz K, et al. Evaluation of the Novel Coronavirus Disease in Turkish Children: Preliminary Outcomes. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(12):3587-3594. PubMed PMID: 32991038.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of the novel coronavirus disease in Turkish children: Preliminary outcomes. AU - Yılmaz,Kamil, AU - Gozupirinççioğlu,Ayfer, AU - Aktar,Fesih, AU - Akın,Alper, AU - Karabel,Müsemma, AU - Yolbas,Ilyas, AU - Uzel,Veysiye Hulya, AU - Şen,Velat, Y1 - 2020/10/07/ PY - 2020/07/09/received PY - 2020/09/22/revised PY - 2020/09/24/accepted PY - 2020/9/30/pubmed PY - 2020/11/27/medline PY - 2020/9/29/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - coronavirus KW - disease characteristics SP - 3587 EP - 3594 JF - Pediatric pulmonology JO - Pediatr Pulmonol VL - 55 IS - 12 N2 - BACKGROUND: The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) can progress with mild to moderate or self-limiting clinical findings in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the disease features of Covid-19 in Turkish children. METHODS: Children diagnosed by the method of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction for Covid-19 at the Dicle University Department of Pediatric, between April and June 2020, were evaluated. Hospital records were investigated retrospectively. RESULTS: One hundred and five patients children with the mean age of 108.64 ± 65.61 months were enrolled in this study. The most common cause of transmission in pediatric patients was in contact with a family member diagnosed with COVID-19 (n = 91, 86.7%). The most common admission complaints were dry cough (n = 17, 16.2%), fever (n = 16, 15.2%), lassitude and fatigue (n = 14, 13.3%) respectively. More than 95% of all children with Covid-19 were asymptomatic, mild, or moderate cases. CRP was identified only independent factor associated with long duration of hospitalization. CONCLUSION: The results of this study show the effect of Covid-19 on Turkish children. A clear understanding of the local epidemiology of corona virus infections and identification of risk factors are critical for the successful implementation of the prevention and control program. SN - 1099-0496 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32991038/Evaluation_of_the_novel_coronavirus_disease_in_Turkish_children:_Preliminary_outcomes_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.25095 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -