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Wuhan case review: COVID-19 characteristics differ in children vs. adults

Key clinical point: Underlying coinfection may be more common in children versus adults with COVID-19 infection.

Major finding: Fever and cough were present in 60% and 65% of 20 pediatric COVID-19 patients, respectively, in Wuhan, China. Coinfection was detected in eight patients (40%).

Study details: A review of 20 pediatric COVID-19 cases.

Disclosures: Dr. Xia and colleagues reported having no disclosures.


Xia W et al. Ped Pulmonol. 2020 Mar 5. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24718; Liu W et al. N Engl J Med. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2003717.