The difference in severity and management between children and adult's cases of COVID-19

Mohammad Husin (1), Gina Noor Djalilah (2), R A Kaniraras (3), Afrita Amalia Laitupa (4)
(1) Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia,
(2) ,
(3) ,



COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) has been started in Wuhan, China, and spread worldwide and resulting in many cases of death. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract acutely and infected both children and adults. The number of cases in children is less than in adults. By seeing from the clinical aspect, the COVID-19 case in children is milder. There are differences in immunology responses in children and adults where children have higher immunology response of COVID-19 than adults. Meanwhile, if the immunology response is slow in adults, it may cause them infected by COVID-19 with severe symptoms. There are some relations between immunization with immunology response to SARS-CoV-2 where children who already have BCG vaccination has lower infection rates of acute respiratory tract case. This study aims to know the difference between COVID-19 cases that infected adults and children seen in various aspects.

Keywords                     : COVID-19,SARS-CoV-2, children, adult, severity, management

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Mohammad Husin (Primary Contact)
Gina Noor Djalilah
R A Kaniraras
Afrita Amalia Laitupa
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Mohammad Husin, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya

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Husin, M., Djalilah, G. N., Kaniraras, R. A., & Laitupa, A. A. (2021). The difference in severity and management between children and adult’s cases of COVID-19. Qanun Medika - Medical Journal Faculty of Medicine Muhammadiyah Surabaya, 5(1), 1–18.

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