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Clinical Characteristics of Children with Corona Virus Disease: Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1Deptartment of Adolescent Medicine, Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Department of Pulmonology, Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3Department. of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Dhaka Shishu(Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

4Department of Epidemiology, Dhaka Shishu(Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

5Department of Immunization and Vaccine Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Bangladesh


American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 2, 60-63
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-9-2-5
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Mohammed Rizwanul Ahsan, Probir Kumar Sarkar, Nabila Akand, Kinkar Ghosh, Maleeha Sheefa. Clinical Characteristics of Children with Corona Virus Disease: Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2021; 9(2):60-63. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-9-2-5.

Correspondence to: Mohammed  Rizwanul Ahsan, Deptartment of Adolescent Medicine, Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: rizwanul.ahsan@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, and reports of children with COVID-19 are increasing. So for early diagnosis clinical profiles of pediatric COVID-19 patients are important. Methods: A retrospective was done analyzing clinical data from March 15th to 20th july in Dhaka shishu (children) hospital – A tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. Only admitted patients were included. Results: Among 196 COVID 19 confirmed cases 116 (59.18%) male and 80 (40.82%) female patients were admitted in Medicine Units 160 and in Surgery units 36 patients. Regarding age distribution, 0-30 days aged 26 patients, 1-12 month aged 57 patients, 1-5 years aged patients, 5-10 years aged 42 patients, more than 10 years and less than 18 years aged 14 patients. Most patients came with fever 110 patients, Upper respiratory tract infection (URTS) 74 patients, Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTS) 68 patients, Myalgia 63 patients, Diarrhoea 41 patients, Headache 33 patients, Rash 27 patients, Conjunctivitis 5 patients and 36 patients came with different surgical emergencies. Conclusions: Symptomatic diagnosis of COVID 19 is difficult in children. So all children should be addressed properly. COVID-19 in children is often not serious, with favorable outcomes.

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