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COVID-19 in the pediatric population admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Northern Italy

Tags: , , , , , , | May 5th, 2020

At the end of December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epi- demic started in China and then expanded worldwide. Thereafter, many clinical stud- ies have been reported, but most of them concerned the Chinese people. Clinical data regarding the Italian pediatric population are still lacking.In February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic flared up across Italy, the first cluster started in South-Lombardy, which is still the most affected area.1 COVID-19 caused about 19,000 deaths, including more than 110 doctors, so far (April 11). Based on this background, we ana- lyzed the data concerning all pediatric patients with COVID-19 (0–18 years old) admitted to the San Matteo Hospital of Pavia until April 4.

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