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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-14

Hematological profile in COVID-19, whether it matters in children


1 Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shubha Laxmi Margekar
Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Room No. 1014, Old Building, 1st Floor, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/injms.injms_141_20

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an acute respiratory and systemic illness, and is a public health emergency which has involved all the continents. Though limited data is available for infection in pediatric population, infection seen in children is of milder form. During this pandemic, documentation of laboratory predictors to discriminate between mild and severe forms of this infection would be helpful. Various hematological parameter alterations in the pediatric COVID-19 cases show anemia, thrombocytopenia, eosinopenia, and inconsistent leukocyte indices. It may be too early to say right now as to what extent will these alterations help us in outlining the severity of disease or transmission of disease. However, it will be pertinent to understand these abnormalities, and keep track of them, so as to understand the disease, as the pandemic unfolds.


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