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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7531versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119


MENGANA LOPEZ, Erlis et al. Clinical-epidemiological characterization of pediatric patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Santiago de Cuba province. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, suppl.1, e1177.  Epub 20-Jul-2020. ISSN 0034-7531.


The world is currently immersed in looking for a solution to the scourge that is ravaging humanity: the new coronavirus which is taking thousands of lifes, in spite of the efforts carried out and the strategies implemented by the different governments.


To characterize from the clinical-epidemiological point of view pediatric patients infected by SARS-CoV-2.

Cases presentation:

In the series of cases predominated patients coming from Santiago de Cuba province (60%), the age group of 6 to 10 years and the masculine sex (40 and 80%, respectively). The persistence of the symptoms took place in the first week in hospital and the most frequent symptoms were dry cough and fever. It was implemented the protocol for treatment and 50.0% of the patients presented slight adverse reactions; likewise, in 90.0% of the cases the polimerase´s chain reaction in real time (PCR) was negative after 14 days. The 80.8% of the cases were contacts of patients positive to SARS-CoV-2 and 2 of them presented bacterial pneumonia as a complication.


COVID-19 does not represent a health problem in the pediatric population of the Eastern zone in terms of mobility and morbidity, but it is a source of infection for adults. It has been proved that after 14 days of hospital stay the PCR in real time is negative and it is confirmed that one of the transmission ways of the disease is person to person.

Palabras clave : infectious diseases; SARS-CoV-2; Santiago de Cuba; children.

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