Clinical profile and outcomes of COVID-19 children and adolescents admitted at DRDO Hospital in Srinagar
Author(s): Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Bashrat Ramzan and Nisar Ahmad Ganie
Abstract:Objective: To study clinical profile and outcome in children infected with SARS-CoV-2.Study Design: 42 children 0 to 18 years age with moderate to severe SARS-COVID-19 illness admitted in COVID-19 designated DRDO COVID hospital Srinagar between November and December 2021 were included. Demographic and clinical data were collected.Results: Out of 42 children admitted 24 were male and 18 were female and out of these 18(43%) patients required less than 7days of hospitalization,20(48%) patients required 7-14 days of hospitalization and 4(10%) patients required more than 14 days of hospitalization. 9(21%) patient were having co-morbid conditions. One patient died as parents refused mechanical ventillation.Conclusion: Children of all age groups were susceptible to COVID-19 illness with a slight male predominance. The results assessed in this provided data to screen the epidemiological profile of children and adolescent with COVID-19.
Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Bashrat Ramzan, Nisar Ahmad Ganie. Clinical profile and outcomes of COVID-19 children and adolescents admitted at DRDO Hospital in Srinagar. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):169-171. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2c.333