Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children Cared for at Texas Children's Hospital: Initial Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Jul 13;9(3):373-377. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa072.

Abstract

We describe the clinical course of 57 children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cared for through a single hospital system. Most children were mildly symptomatic, and only a few patients with underlying medical conditions required hospitalization. Systemwide patient evaluation processes allowed for prompt identification and management of patients with COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; children; coronavirus disease 2019.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coronavirus Infections / drug therapy
  • Coronavirus Infections / pathology
  • Coronavirus Infections / therapy*
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / pathology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / therapy*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Texas
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19 drug treatment