DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 INFECTION
IN CHILDREN

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, Family Health Bureau and

World Health Organisation (WHO)- Sri Lanka

4. Risk Assessment

Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness than children without underlying medical conditions.

  • Complex medical conditions with genetic, neurologic, or metabolic in origin
  • Haemodynamically significant congenital heart diseases
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Immunocompromised children (Primary immune deficiencies, solid-organ/bone marrow transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy, cancer patients undergoing treatment)
  • Those on long-term immunosuppressants/corticosteroids for any cause
  • HIV-infected children
  • Obese children
  • Children with diabetes mellitus
  • Significant chronic ill health due to any other organ involvement, including chronic kidney or liver failure
  • Children less than one years