The pediatric asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 IgG seropositivity in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Gazi U., Sarioglu A. A., Ruh E., Sanlidag B., DALKAN C., Beyitler I., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.64, no.1, pp.179-185, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.1330
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-185
  • Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, serology, seropositivity, IgG, children, COVID-19, DISEASE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background. While children were initially thought to have serious contributions to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission, recent studies suggest otherwise. However, the possible effect of asymptomatic pediatric spread still has not yet received enough attention. The aim of our study was to estimate asymptomatic infection rates among children in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, by using pediatric patients admitted to a university hospital without any COVID-19-associated symptoms.