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COVID 19-How is the Exposure of the Pediatric Population? A Systematic Review Protocol

Vitória Monteiro Monte Oliveira1, Paulo Francisco de Almeida-Neto2, Francisca Dalila Paiva Damasceno de Lima1, Stefanny Karla Ferreira de Sousa1, André Carvalho de Sousa1, Ruth Silva Galdino1, Dihogo Gama de Matos3, Breno Guilherme de Araújo Tinôco Cabral2 and Glaucia Posso Lima1
  • 1 Health Sciences Center-Ceará State University, Brazil
  • 2 Education-Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • 3 The Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
American Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 17 No. 2, 2021, 49-54


Submitted On: 3 January 2021 Published On: 12 April 2021

How to Cite: Oliveira, V. M. M., de Almeida-Neto, P. F., Damasceno de Lima, F. D. P., de Sousa, S. K. F., de Sousa, A. C., Galdino, R. S., de Matos, D. G., Tinôco Cabral, B. G. A. & Lima, G. P. (2021). COVID 19-How is the Exposure of the Pediatric Population? A Systematic Review Protocol. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17(2), 49-54.


Solid information on exposure and how to treat COVID-19 in pediatric patients is not yet conclusive in the literature, because of this it is necessary to make a critical analysis of the available data in order to provide common points on the theme in question. This systematic review protocol is registered in PROSPERO (ID: CRD42020181835) and aims through searches in the Databases PubMed, Google Scholar, LILACS and CINAHL, to group the studies published with the theme COVID-19 and pediatric between 2019 and 2020. The MeSH descriptors: COVID-19, child and children will be used in English and Chinese. Observational research, clinical trials and literature reviews will be included, where the study sample was composed of pediatric patients of both sexes aged between 6 and 17 years. The Rayyan QCRI tool® will be used to manage revision data. The analysis of the feasibilities of observational studies will be done by the Loney scale, clinical trials by the Cocharne scale and review studies by the Overview Quality Assessment Questionnaire (OQAQ). The authors intend that the study is completed in the second semester of 2021. The choice of the theme is justified because the results of the future research are useful for the elaboration of public health measures that offer the promotion of effective treatment during the recovery of pediatric patients infected with COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Children
  • Systematic Review