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Screening and Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Children in Madrid, Spain

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To understand the occurrence and severity of COVID-19 on Children
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As the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, new data emerge and understanding of the disease improves. Reports associated with children are growing but still scarce.13 The epicenter of the epidemic has displaced to Europe. The first case in Spain was declared on January 31, 2020, and the first case in the Madrid region was declared on February 27, 2020.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Alfredo Tagarro, PhD, MD, Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Infanta Sofía de San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain (alfredotagarro@gmail.com).

Published Online: April 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1346

Correction: This article was corrected on May 11, 2020, to fix errors in the Table.

Author Contributions: Dr Tagarro had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Tagarro, Moraleda, Calvo.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Tagarro, Moraleda, Calvo.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Tagarro.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Epalza, Moraleda.

Supervision: Tagarro, Epalza, Sanz-Santaeufemia, Moraleda, Calvo.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Epalza reported consulting fees from Viiv and a scientific travel grant from Gilead outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank all the patients and families for their participation in this cohort and the staff members who cared for them at their personal risk in this time of this epidemic. We also thank the pediatricians who cared for the patients and gathered data from them, who included Rut del Valle (Hospital Infanta Sofia), Sara Villanueva (Hospital 12 de Octubre), María Penin (Hospital Príncipe de Asturias), María de Ceano (Hospital La Paz), María José Pérez (Hospital Puerta de Hierro), Elvira Cobo (Hospital Fundación Alcorcón) Mariam Tovizi (Hospital del Tajo), Pilar Galán (Hospital Fundación Fuenlabrada), Beatriz Soto (Hospital de Getafe), Adriana Navas (Hospital Infanta Leonor) M. Luz García (Hospital de Leganés), Marta Llorente (Hospital del Sureste), Sara Pérez (Hospital de Torrejón), Lucía Figueroa (Hospital de Villalba), Amanda Bermejo (Hospital de Móstoles), Gema Sabrido (Hospital Rey Juan Carlos) María José Hernández (Hospital Central de la Defensa), Ana Belén Jiménez (Fundación Jiménez Díaz), Arantxa Berzosa (Hospital Clínico San Carlos), Carmen Arquero (Universidad Europea) Julia Jensen (Hospital Infanta Cristina), Paula Vidal (Hospital Infanta Elena), Sara Domínguez (Fundación Hospital 12 de Octubre), Angustias Ocaña (Hospital La Moraleja) Isabel Romero (Hospitales Madrid), and M.J. Pascual (Hospital Nisa). None of these individuals received compensation for their contributions.

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