COVID-19: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College conducts study to assess clinical traits among children
Pune - Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College here has conducted a study aiming to assess the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of children infected with the coronavirus.
The study was done in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College Hospital Research Centre Pune, by Prof. Dr. Jitendra Oswal, Asso Prof Dr Bhakati Sarangi Department of Pediatrics.
Clinical and laboratory profile and outcomes were studied for children (aged 1 month-18 years) presenting between 1 April, 2020 and 20 May, 2020 with positive nasopharyngeal swab for SARSCoV-2 by RT-PCR. A total of 178 children presented to us with suggestive features during the study duration, of which, 153 were negative and 25 were positive for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR.