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Many children with COVID-19 present without classic symptoms

Key clinical point: Children hospitalized with COVID-19 had a wide range of presenting symptoms with few of the respiratory presentations seen in most adult cases.

Major finding: Among children hospitalized with COVID-19, 41% had respiratory tract illnesses. Fever was the most common presenting symptom.

Study details: The data come from a retrospective study of 22 children aged 0-18 years.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.