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ASYMPTOMATIC SARS-CoV-2 INFECTION IN CHILDREN
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  • Andjelka Stojkovic Andjelkovic,
  • Katerina Dajic,
  • Andrijana Kostic,
  • Nevena Folic,
  • Marija Radovanovic,
  • Rasa Medovic
Andjelka Stojkovic Andjelkovic
University of Kragujevac Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Katerina Dajic
University Clinical Center Kragujevac
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Andrijana Kostic
University Clinical Center Kragujevac
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Nevena Folic
University of Kragujevac Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Marija Radovanovic
University of Kragujevac Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Rasa Medovic
University of Kragujevac Faculty of Medical Scinces
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Abstract

The aim was to determine hematological and biochemical changes in children who are carriers of SARS-CoV-2. Unlike H1N1 influenza-like illness the predictive factors of SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic children (carriers of SARS-CoV-2) are distinctive ratio between lymphocytes and monocytes more than 2, with occasional eosinophila, and a dicrease in erythrocyte indices (MCH and MCV), and a rapid and strong increase in serum LDH value. The predictive factors are, presumably, useful for fast and cheap triage of children “from contact” until a PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 arrives.