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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.1330
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-185
  • Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, serology, seropositivity, IgG, children, COVID-19, DISEASE

Abstract

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.