april 2020 • JAMA Pediatrics

Screening and Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Children in Spain, Madrid

Tagarro A, Epalza C, Santos M, et al.

DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1346

Content curation::Maria de Freitas Domingues

Key message

Os dados são concordantes com estudos anteriores - sugerindo ~2% dos afetados têm <19 anos. A proporção de doentes pediátricos confirmados com COVID19 de entre os sintomáticos foi de 11%. A alta percentagem de crianças com COVID19 internadas (60%) pode dever-se ao facto dos critérios locais para internamento serem sobreponíveis à definição de "doença severa" adoptada na China.

Abstract

As the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, new data emerge and understanding of the disease improves. Reports associated with children are growing but still scarce. The epicenter of the epidemic has displaced to Europe. The first case in Spain was declared on January 31, 2020, and the first case in the Madrid region was declared on February 27, 2020.