COVID-19 in Children, Pregnancy and Neonates: A Review of Epidemiologic and Clinical Features
Petra Zimmermann, Nigel Curtis
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020
The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has spread rapidly across the globe. In contrast to initial reports, recent studies suggest that children are just as likely as adults to become infected with the virus but have fewer symptoms and less severe disease. In this review, we summarize the epidemiologic and clinical features of children infected with SARS-CoV-2 reported in pediatric case series to date. We also summarize the perinatal outcomes of neonates born to women infected with SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy. We found 11 case series including a total of 333 infants and children. Overall, 83% of the children had a positive contact history, mostly with fam..View full abstract
P.Z. is supported by a Fellowship from the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases.