Epidemiology and clinical features of coronavirus disease 2019 in children

Clin Exp Pediatr. 2020 Apr;63(4):125-132. doi: 10.3345/cep.2020.00535. Epub 2020 Apr 6.


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), which started in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and declared a worldwide pandemic on March 11, 2020, is a novel infectious disease that causes respiratory illness and death. Pediatric COVID-19 accounts for a small percentage of patients and is often milder than that in adults; however, it can progress to severe disease in some cases. Even neonates can suffer from COVID-19, and children may spread the disease in the community. This review summarizes what is currently known about COVID-19 in children and adolescents.

Keywords: COVID-19; Child; Coronavirus; Infant; Newborn.