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Evaluation of the novel coronavirus disease in Turkish Children; Preliminary Outcomes
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  • kamil YILMAZ,
  • Ayfer Gozu Pirinccioglu,
  • Fesih Aktar,
  • alper akin,
  • Müsemma Karabel,
  • ilyas yolbas,
  • Sabahattin Ertugrul,
  • V. Uzel,
  • Edip Unal,
  • Ibrahim Deger,
  • Kadri Toy,
  • Hasan Zan,
  • Cihan Onder,
  • Recep Tekin,
  • Cigdem Mermutluoglu,
  • E. Yılmaz,
  • Hadice Selimoglu Sen,
  • Sureyya Yılmaz,
  • Cihan Ozmen,
  • Velat Şen,
  • Zulfikar Yılmaz
kamil YILMAZ
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Ayfer Gozu Pirinccioglu
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Fesih Aktar
Dicle Üniversitesi
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alper akin
Dicle University
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Müsemma Karabel
Dicle University School of Medicine
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ilyas yolbas
dicle university
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Sabahattin Ertugrul
Dicle University School of Medicine
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V. Uzel
Dicle Üniversity
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Edip Unal
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Ibrahim Deger
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Kadri Toy
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Hasan Zan
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Cihan Onder
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Recep Tekin
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Cigdem Mermutluoglu
Dicle Üniversitesi
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E. Yılmaz
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Hadice Selimoglu Sen
Dicle University Medical Faculty
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Sureyya Yılmaz
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Cihan Ozmen
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Velat Şen
Dicle Üniversity
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Zulfikar Yılmaz
Dicle Üniversitesi
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Abstract

Background: The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) can progress with mild to moderate or self-limiting clinical findings in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the disease features of Covid-19 in Turkish children. Methods: Children diagnosed by the method of RT-PCR for Covid-19 at the Dicle University Department of Pediatric, between April and June 2020, were evaluated. Hospital records were investigated retrospectively. Results: One hundred and five patients children with the mean age of 108.64±65.61 were enrolled in this study. The most common cause of transmission in pediatric patients was contacting with a family member diagnosed with COVID-19 (n=91, 86.7%).The most common admission complaints were dry cough (n=17, 16.2%), fever (n=16, 15.2%), lassitude and fatigue (n=14, 13.3%) respectively. More than 95 % of all children with Covid-19 had asymptomatic, mild, or moderate cases. CRP was identified only independent factor associated with long duration of hospitalization. Conclusion: The results of this study show preliminary results of a study investigating the effect of Covid-19 on Turkish children. A clear understanding of the local epidemiology of corona virus infections and identification of risk factors is critical for the successful implementation of the prevention and control program.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

09 Jul 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
09 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
09 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
21 Aug 20201st Revision Received
27 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
27 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
18 Sep 20202nd Revision Received
21 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
21 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
21 Sep 20203rd Revision Received
22 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
22 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Sep 20204th Revision Received
23 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
23 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept