Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) A Symptomatic Infection in Pediatric Population: A Literature Review

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Harun Achmad, Nur Afni Puspita

Abstract

Introduction: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) is a zoonotic pathogen that causes COVID-19 disease. This disease manifests with nonspecific symptoms similar to flu, the most common clinical complication is acute respiratory distress, which is the main cause of death. SARS-Cov-2 rarely causes severe illness in children. The database obtained comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SARS-Cov-2 only occurs in 1.7% of people younger than 4 years and 7.7% of those aged 5 to 17 years.


Objective: This article aims to review the basic issues regarding asymptomatic SARS-Cov-2 infection in children.


Method:The search was carried out using databases from Google Scholar and Pubmed. The included articles were articles published from 2020 to 2021. The keywords and terms used for the article search are as follows: “SARS-Cov-2”, “SARS-Cov-2 Asymptomatic Infection”, “SARS-Cov-2 Asymptomatic Infection in Pediatric”.


Results: There were 13 articles that discussed things related to asymptomatic SARS-Cov-2 infection in children.


Conclusion: All age groups of children are susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2. Infection in children usually has milder clinical signs and symptoms than in adults and is usually asymptomatic.

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Harun Achmad, Nur Afni Puspita. (2021). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) A Symptomatic Infection in Pediatric Population: A Literature Review. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 4393–4406. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/6272
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