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6th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

June 24 -26, 2024 | Paris, France
Infection 2024

Ro Janna Jamahari Jamiri Sarapuddin

Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences - Ro Janna Jamahari Jamiri Sarapuddin
Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Philippines
Title : Clinical characteristics and outcomes of pediatric patients with suspected and confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) infection admitted in a tertiary government hospital in the Philippines


Background: While there is evidence that the burden of COVID-19 infection in hospitalized children is lesser than in their adult counterparts, currently, there are limited reports describing clinical data on COVID-19 patients particularly in pediatric population.

Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics and outcome of Suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in pediatric patients admitted at a tertiary government hospital from March 2020- February 2021.

Study Design: Retrospective, descriptive study 

Setting: A Tertiary Government Hospital (Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center) in Manila, Philippines

Population: Pediatric patients aged 1 day to 18 year old with Suspected/ Confirmed COVID 19 Infection

Results: The total number of patients included in the study is 213 pediatric patients. There are 7 (3.29%) patients who have tested positive on COVID-19 based on the result of the RT-PCR while 206 (96.71%) have tested negative. The mean age is 5 years old. Majority were male 53.05% while female 46.95%. In COVID-19 positive patients, where 71.43% were male and 28.57% were female. Large portion were from Manila 81.22% and Non-Manilan 18.78%. In terms clinical presentation, most patients had fever 153 (71.83%), cough 109 (51.17%) and dyspnea 86 (40.37%). All COVID-19 positive have varied comorbid conditions while there are 66 (32.03%) COVID-19 negative. Patients were managed with antibiotics 155 (72.77%),  inotropes 15 (7.04%), and steroids 51 (23.9%). The median days on the length of stay is around 6 days. In terms of severity of disease, most patients had moderate 179 (84.0%), followed by severe 19 (8.92%) and critical 15 (7.04%). The mean length of stay was 8 days. Majority of patients were discharged improved 91.55%.

Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on global health which can affect pediatric patients and can cause mortality among them. But most pediatric patients have moderate disease and discharged improved.


In 2016, Dr. Ro-Janna Jamahari Jamiri-Sarapuddin received her medical degree from the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute in the Philippines. In 2022, she completed her Pediatric residency training at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center in the Philippines. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Western Mindanao State University College of Medicine in the Philippines and a consultant at the Edwin Andrews Airbase Hospital of the Philippine Air Force in Zamboanga City.