Dr. Priyank Jha (General Practice) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
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.
Pediatric patients with COVID-19 may experience the following signs or symptoms over the course of the disease:3,4,6,13-15
Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea
Shortness of breath
Nausea or vomiting
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%