A Review on the Novel Coronavirus and Its Effects on Children


  • Gholamreza Bahoush Department of Pediatrics, Ali Asghar Children’s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Elham Zarei Department of Radiology, Ali Asghar Children’s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran




Coronavirus, Pneumonia, Immune system, Children, Risk factors, Coronavirus disease-19


BACKGROUND: The outbreak of the new coronavirus was first reported in China and then spread to other parts of the world. The number of people infected with the virus is significantly increasing, making the disease an international concern.

AIM: The present study aimed to investigate the coronavirus and its effects on children.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, search engines, and scientific databases of Google Scholar, Science Direct, PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane were searched to examine the effect of coronavirus on children. To collect information, keywords were also searched in the databases.

RESULTS: In spite of contradictory results, among the children, those under 5 years old are the high-risk group.

CONCLUSION: Some researchers believe that the virus shows fewer symptoms in children. However, the immune system of infants under six months develops pneumonia in rare cases.


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Bahoush G, Zarei E. A Review on the Novel Coronavirus and Its Effects on Children. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 20 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];8(T1):233-9. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/4951