The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among children

Study based on observing the differences in symptomatology between positive and negative children participating in Osona, and what seasonal patterns the virus follows


Results

Pediatricians have found that the coronavirus usually manifests itself in a mild form in children and that the transmitting role of the child is insignificant, especially in the school environment.

However, there have been some cases of complications that, despite being in a very low percentage, can become serious, such as the Pediatric Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome associated with COVID-19, which can cause severe inflammation of organs and tissues such as the heart, lungs, blood vessels, gastrointestinal system, among others.

Description of the Study:

  • Title: Infecció pel virus SARS-CoV-2 en població pediàtrica d’Osona. Característiques clíniques, epidemiològiques i seroprevalença.
  • Principal investigator: Montserrat Ruiz.
  • Centers of Implementation: Consorci Hospitalari de Vic, Centres d’Atenció Primària d’Osona (ICS i EBA: Tona, Seva, Santa Eugènia de Berga, Taradell, Manlleu, Vic Nord, Vic Sud, Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà, Lluçanès, Torelló), Clínica Bayés, et al.
  • Study Population: 430 cases of children under 15 years of age who have undergone a PCR test.
  • Design: Collection of data from participating children who are followed up at six and twelve months after a PCR test to learn how the episode has resolved and if there have been any complications.

Objectives of the Study:

Principal Objective: To identify patterns of symptomatology associated with SARS-CoV-2 virus, incidence and prevalence of cases, seroprevalence and to guide pediatric professionals in detection.

More about this Study:

Added Value: The project was awarded last year with the XXI Osona Research Grant promoted by the Osona delegation of the Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona.

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