Childhood pneumonia in the context of COVID-19 : updated South African guidelines

Show simple item record Zar, Heather J. Green, Robin J. Madhi, Shabir A. 2021-03-24T13:30:31Z 2021-03-24T13:30:31Z 2020-07
dc.description.abstract The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the importance of viral respiratory infections as a cause of mortality and morbidity. Fortunately, children across the world have lower rates of COVID-19 (disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) than adults, developing predominantly asymptomatic or mild disease. In South Africa (SA), <5% of COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in children, with few requiring hospitalisation and even fewer requiring intensive care. Even in children with underlying comorbidities, COVID-19 does not seem to be especially severe, similar to the global experience. Although children in low- and middle-income countries have a higher burden of pneumonia and severe disease from viral and bacterial pathogens, this pattern is not apparent with SARS-CoV-2. en_ZA
dc.description.department Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Zar, H.J., Green, R.J. & Madhi, S.A. 2020, 'Childhood pneumonia in the context of COVID-19 : updated South African guidelines', South African Medical Journal, vol. 110, no. 7, pp. 581-582. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.15021
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019, South African Medical Association. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Infections en_ZA
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_ZA
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) en_ZA
dc.subject Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Childhood pneumonia in the context of COVID-19 : updated South African guidelines en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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