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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35

Diarrhea as a presenting symptom of coronavirus disease 2019 in children


1 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine; Liver and Digestive Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
4 Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population, Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Karim Nasseri
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Kurdistan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/abr.abr_90_20

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Gastroenteritis is common among children and is usually caused by bacterial, viral, or parasitic gastrointestinal infections. The occurrence of gastroenteritis as the only symptom of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an uncommon condition. We present a 16-month-old girl that has recently been admitted to our hospital with vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy, who was ultimately diagnosed with COVID-19. This case shows that the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 can be misleading in children.


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