TABLE 1

Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Children

Clinical CharacteristicsNo. (%) or Median (IQR)
Symptoms at presentation,a n (%)
 Fever30 (67)
 Cough25 (55)
 Shortness of breath15 (33)
 Gastrointestinal symptoms13 (29)
 Seizure3 (7)
Comorbidities,a n (%)
 Hematology or oncology10 (22)
 Chromosomal or genetic disorder9 (20)
 Respiratory6 (13)
 Cardiac4 (9)
 Neurologic4 (9)
 Renal3 (7)
 Inherited metabolic disorders1 (2)
 None16 (36)
Investigations, median (IQR)
 CRP (n = 28), mg/L41.5 (2–70)
 CRP (n = 20, excluding children with coexisting conditions), mg/L15.5 (1–50)
 Lymphocytes (n = 40), × 109/L2.2 (1.2–4.1)
 Lymphocytes (n = 34, excluding children with coexisting conditions), × 109/L2.5 (1.6–4.8)
Chest radiograph findings (n = 18), n (%)
 Perihilar bronchial wall thickening5 (28)
 Consolidation3 (17)
 Lobar collapse2 (11)
Respiratory support, n (%)
 Any supplemental oxygen9 (20)
 High-flow oxygen therapy or CPAP3 (7)
 Invasive ventilation1 (2)
  • a Children may have had multiple symptoms and/or comorbidities.