Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) seems to affect children only marginally, as a result, there is less knowledge of its manifestations in childhood. The purpose of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to investigate the oral and cutaneous manifestations in children affected by COVID-19. Material and Methods: All the medical records of children with COVID-19 admitted to the Pediatric Clinic-ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia from March to April 2020 were reviewed. The following data were recorded: Age, temperature, clinical presentation, oral mucosa lesions, taste alteration and cutaneous lesions. Results: The medical records of twenty-seven pediatric patients (mean age 4,2 years + 1,7) were analyzed. The clinical presentation of the disease mainly included elevated body temperature and cough. The following oral lesions were recorded: Oral pseudomembranous candidiasis (7.4 %), geographic tongue (3.7%), coated tongue (7.4 %) and hyperaemic pharynx (37 %). Taste alteration was reported by 3 patients. Six patients presented cutaneous flat papular lesions. Conclusions: As for our paediatric sample, COVID-19 resulted to be associated with non-specific oral and cutaneous manifestations.
Non-specific oral and cutaneous manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 in children / Bardellini, E.; Bondioni, M. P.; Amadori, F.; Veneri, F.; Lougaris, V.; Meini, A.; Plebani, A.; Majorana, A.. - In: MEDICINA ORAL, PATOLOGÍA ORAL Y CIRUGÍA BUCAL. - ISSN 1698-6946. - 26:5(2021), pp. e549-e553. [10.4317/medoral.24461]