Fever and cough are named the most common symptoms of covid in children
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Fever and cough are named the most common symptoms of covid in children

26 November 2020, 10:38Society
Some children infected with COVID-19, in addition to coughing and fever, the most common symptoms, have stomach problems in the absence of other symptoms of respiratory infections, said Alexander Gorelov, deputy director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.

In an interview with RIA Novosti, he clarified that problems with the gastrointestinal tract are detected in 2% of infected children. And the loss of smell is not a very characteristic symptom, since in young children it is difficult to determine whether there is this symptom or not, due to the fact that they cannot explain it on their own.

We will remind that earlier the American medical regulator CDC reported that with covid in children a rare but severe complication is detected. We are talking about Children's Systemic Inflammatory Syndrome, Kawasaki. This syndrome can cause fever, rash, abdominal pain, and vomiting in children. Also, among the symptoms of coronavirus in minors, they named irritability, lethargy, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, chapped lips, red tongue, swollen hands and feet.

Earlier, an infectious disease doctor and pediatrician Yevgeny Timakov talked about an interesting fact: premature babies have less risk of contracting a coronavirus infection than those who were born on time. The expert explained this by the "immaturity of many structures" in their bodies: children do not have a favorable environment for the development of infection.

In addition, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, chair of the executive committee of the Union of Pediatricians of Russia, said that children who have had coronavirus have a decrease in cognitive functions (attention, memory, speech) and changes in spermatogenesis by up to 30%, which in the future may affect their ability to become parents themselves.

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