Susceptibility of Coronavirus Disease-19 in Pediatric Population


  • Riska Habriel Ruslie Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Prima Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia
  • Darmadi Darmadi Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Medan, Indonesia
  • Gontar Alamsyah Siregar Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Medan, Indonesia



Child, Coronavirus disease-19, Risk, Susceptible


Since the end of 2019 until present, coronavirus (CoV) disease (COVID)-2019 has spread globally and caused a pandemic. The disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease is showed to be less affecting pediatric population. The proportion children suffering from COVID-19 is only around 2% of total cases with only 0.08% mortality rate. Several hypotheses have been proposed regarding this condition. Children are supposed to be less exposed to patients with COVID-19, have lesser amount of angiotensin converting enzyme 2, have different immune response compared to adults, and have faster tissue recovery ability. All of them decrease the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pediatric population.


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Ruslie RH, Darmadi D, Siregar GA. Susceptibility of Coronavirus Disease-19 in Pediatric Population. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 10 [cited 2024 May 26];8(T1):363-5. Available from:

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