Dr. Priyank Jha (General Practice) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
Incubation Period While data on the incubation period for COVID-19 in the pediatric population are limited, it is thought to extend to 14 days, similar to adult patients with COVID-19. Clinical Presentation Pediatric patients with COVID-19 may experience the following signs or symptoms over the course of the disease:3,4,6,13-15 Fever Cough Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea Sore throat Shortness of breath Diarrhea Nausea or vomiting Fatigue Headache Myalgia Poor feeding or poor appetite Clinical Course and Complications in Children The largest study of pediatric patients (>2,000) with COVID-19 from China reported that illness severity ranged from asymptomatic to critical:16 Asymptomatic (no clinical signs or symptoms with normal chest imaging): 4% Mild (mild symptoms, including fever, fatigue, myalgia, cough): 51% Moderate (pneumonia with symptoms or subclinical disease with abnormal chest imaging): 39% Severe (dyspnea, central cyanosis, hypoxia): 5% Critical (acute respiratory distress syndrome [ARDS], respiratory failure, shock, or multi-organ dysfunction): 0.6% Source-
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