Webinar #10 | COVID-19 and Children: The Experience of Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao

Webinar #10 | Stop COVID Deaths: Clinical Management Updates | COVID-19 and Children: The Experience of Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao

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Webinar #10: “COVID-19 and Children: The Experience of Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao” Ma. Delta S. Aguilar SPMC Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist June 26, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

How has the pandemic impacted on children? Children may be hidden victims of COVID-19 as lockdowns have made it difficult for mothers to bring their children for regular check-ups or vaccination. Food may be scarce leading to malnutrition. Globally, child abuse has been reported as an effect of being kept at home under stressful conditions. Children may develop anxiety and not know how to express their fears and concerns. Children may be afraid for the people who care for them, especially if their parents are health workers.

Children can also get COVID-19. How do we care for children who get the infection? What should doctors watch out for in children who are exposed to adults with COVID-19? The literature states that most children who get COVID-19 have a mild or even asymptomatic illness, there are new reports that some children may have a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) can lead to life-threatening problems with the heart and other organs in the body. Early reports compared it to Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory illness that can lead to heart problems and cause severe illness

On the other hand, the symptoms of COVID-19 can mimic other types of infections. How can we differentiate COVID-19 in children from other infectious diseases? How about children with other types of diseases like cancer or rheumatoid arthritis who may be at risk for getting COVID-19? How can we protect them?

COVID-19 and children will focus on how to protect and care for children during the pandemic.

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