Are Children Less Susceptible To COVID-19? A Case Series

Authors

1 Emergency Medicine Resident, Emergency Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Innovated Medical Research Center, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Pediatric Specialist, Faculty of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnourd, Iran.

Abstract

Background
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 [2019-nCoV]) is the origin of several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. According to the reported data, children are less common to be infected by COVID-19. Besides, their mortality rate is almost zero.
Case Presentation
In this article, we investigated six children who were infected by COVID-19 and discuss the various symptoms of disease in children.
Conclusion
In this article, we investigated six children with various clinical manifestations, and based on our patients' presentations, death undoubtedly occurs among children infected by COVID-19. The majority of our sample population includes boys, therefore we suggest this theory that this virus is more probable to be severe among the male gender.

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