A study of 48 children in intensive care with the coronavirus found 18 needed ventilators. Most had underlying conditions.
- A new study examines 48 children who got critically ill with the new coronavirus, 40 of whom had pre-existing conditions.
- 35 of them had trouble breathing properly, and some of them were treated with hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir.
- The study authors noted that this study is evidence that children can get dangerously ill with COVID-19, but that the likelihood of that was still rare.
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A new study shows that the effects of COVID-19 on children can be just as devastating as it is on adults, albeit in a minority of patients, despite some reports that we shouldn’t be too concerned about the youngest in society during the pandemic.
The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, examined 48 cases of children who had been admitted into 14 different pediatric intensive care units in the United States and Canada between late March and early April. Forty of these children had pre-existing conditions like …continued .
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