Fever, vomiting and diarrhea were the main clinical symptoms COVID-19 in children. As stated in the article in PLoS Medicine, in lung computed tomography in children with COVID-19 symptom of “matte glass” was observed less frequently than in adults.
According to recent research, the main symptoms COVID-19 in adults include fever, cough, dyspnea, and radiological signs of pneumonia. But the vast majority of research concerns adult patients, while information on COVID for-19 in children during the pandemic did not so much.
Che Zhang (Zhang Che) with colleagues from four Chinese hospitals described for COVID-19 in 34 children aged 1 to 144 months (median 33 months, interquartile range of 10.00 — 94.25 months). 76 percent of children reported fever, although in adults this symptom develops in 44% of cases. 62 percent of children suffered from cough, which is comparable to adult patients — 68 percent. In addition, vomiting (12%) and diarrhea (12%) was more frequently found in patients pediatric than in adult patients (5 percent and 4 percent, respectively).
In 86 percent of children were found dappled shade on the images of computed tomography of the thorax, which corresponds to previous data in adults and children. The symptom of “matte glass” pictures on chest CT was observed only in 3 percent of children, however, the previous studies suggest about 33 percent in Wuhan and 50 percent in Guangzhou. This radiological symptom was also present in 56 percent of adults.