Scientific article

COVID-19 : impact pédiatrique

Other titlePediatric impact of COVID-19
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 16, no. 691-2, p. 839-841
Publication date2020-04-29
First online date2020

Children infected with SARS-CoV-2 are underrepresented during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Unlike other respiratory viruses, SARS-CoV-2 rather infects adults who subsequently infect their children. From recent Chinese and Italian data, children commonly present mild to moderate disease, a large proportion of them being asymptomatic. In particular, children present significantly less fever, cough and pneumonia compared to adults. However, more cases of pneumonia were reported from children infected with SARS-CoV-2 compared to those infected with H1N1. No vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has been described so far.

  • Asymptomatic Diseases
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • China
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Influenza, Human / complications
  • Influenza, Human / diagnosis
  • Italy
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severity of Illness Index
Citation (ISO format)
L’HUILLIER, Arnaud, ASNER, Sandra A. COVID-19 : impact pédiatrique. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2020, vol. 16, n° 691-2, p. 839–841.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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