(HealthDay)—Many pediatric sufferers with COVID-19-related hospitalization have extreme sickness, based on analysis revealed within the Dec. 31 subject of the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Valentine Wanga, Ph.D., from the CDC COVID-19 Response Staff, and colleagues reviewed medical document knowledge for sufferers youthful than 18 years with COVID-19-related hospitalizations throughout July to August 2021. Of the 915 sufferers recognized, 713 had been hospitalized for COVID-19, 177 had an incidental constructive extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 check consequence (unrelated to hospitalization), and 25 had multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids.
The researchers discovered that of the 713 sufferers hospitalized for COVID-19, 24.7, 17.1, 20.1, and 38.1 p.c had been aged youthful than 1, 1 to 4, 5 to 11, and 12 to 17 years, respectively. About two-thirds (67.5 p.c) had a number of underlying medical situation, mostly weight problems (32.4 p.c); 61.4 p.c of these ages 12 to 17 years had weight problems. Total, 15.8 p.c of sufferers hospitalized for COVID-19 had a viral coinfection (66.4 p.c had respiratory syncytial virus an infection). Solely one of many 272 vaccine-eligible sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 was absolutely vaccinated (0.4 p.c). Of the sufferers hospitalized for COVID-19, 54.0, 29.5, and 1.5 p.c obtained oxygen assist, had been admitted to the intensive care unit, and died, respectively. Of these requiring respiratory assist, 14.5 p.c wanted invasive mechanical air flow.
“These knowledge spotlight the significance of COVID-19 vaccination for these aged ≥5 years and different prevention methods to guard kids and adolescents from COVID-19, notably these with weight problems and different underlying well being situations,” the authors write.
A number of authors disclosed monetary ties to the pharmaceutical business; one creator stories utility of a patent with a pharmaceutical firm.
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