Study about COVID-19 in Children: An Aspect to Nutritional Preponderance and Propensity
Current Practice in Medical Science Vol. 1,
21 June 2022
The present study find out if there was a correlation between children diagnosed with COVID-19 and their nutritional status. Nutrition plays a critical impact in children's immunity and immunoregulation. The chance of contracting an infection is quite high in malnourished and underweight children, as we discovered in our study by examining COVID-19 susceptibility in children and correlating it to their nutritional state. . This is the first case series from India on COVID-19 in children from a single center. This series describes the various features in COVID-19 in children with and without comorbidities primarily focusing on the nutritional profile. Our Tertiary Childrens hospital had 46 COVID positive children admitted in 2020, the nutritional status analysis, showed that there were four children 8.6% (n=4) in Obese category, 19.5%, nine (n=9) children were Overweight, 17.39 %, 8 children Underweight (n=8) and 25 children were 54.3% well nourished. This case series describes the various features in COVID-19 in children with and without co-morbidities primarily focusing on the nutritional profile. This is the first single centre case series globally on COVID-19. Our cohort showed no significant relation between COVID-19 and the nutritional status. swathe study shows an equal distribution of COVID-19 in children irrespective of their nutritional status at admission.
- Children COVID-19 nutrition risk susceptibility