Head of the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara. Dr. Ergin Çiftci made a statement about the effects of the Omicron form of Covid-19, which has become influential on children in Turkey as well as around the world.
Noting that the number of daily cases under the influence of Omicron has exceeded 70,000, Çiftci stressed that there has been a parallel increase in cases of Covid-19 among children.
Professor Dr. Çiftçi said: “The number of hospital applicants and hospital admissions has increased significantly. All of our Covid-19 beds were recently empty. We have released all our patients and the new Covid-19 cases have not been hospitalized. However, with the rise of Omicron. The baby fell ill. And we’ve seen an increase in hospital admissions. At the moment, our hospital has all the beds allocated for Covid-19. ” He said.
“There are children who are severely affected.”
Noting that most of the children admitted to the hospital due to Covid-19 have various underlying diseases, Sifatsi continued his remarks as follows:
“Covid-19 is generally milder in children than in adults, but there are also children who are severely affected. For example, there are children who have problems with liver, heart and kidney transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, the immune system, and Chronic heart disease. Children with a different disease in the hospital may be hospitalized if they are diagnosed with Covid-19. Most of our patients are like this. We do not currently see a bad course in healthy children who do not have an underlying disease. We have no pediatric hospital because of our Covid-19. “
Professor Dr. Noting that multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) is very rare in children with covid-19, Siftsi said: About 1-1.5 months after the syndrome recovery. The most common symptoms of the disease are skin and mucous membranes such as rashes on the body, red eyes, chapped lips and peeling. Used phrases.
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“Multisystem inflammatory syndrome, if not treated in time, can unfortunately lead to infant mortality. The disease develops in a very small proportion of children infected with Covid-19. Families should follow their children within 1-1.5 months after the onset of the disease.” If seen, it should be taken to the doctor. With Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in mind, the child should be referred to a doctor for Covid-19. “
Farmers say that doctors can easily diagnose MIS-C and treatment of the disease is not difficult.
“Children over 12 must be vaccinated”
Noting that children will be more involved in the social environment with half-term school holidays, Çiftci said that initial precautions should be taken into consideration.
Recalling that the vaccines prevent Covid-19 from causing serious infections and prevent the spread of the disease, Çiftci said, “Parents with children must be vaccinated and those who can communicate with the child must also be vaccinated. To be done. ” To warn
Farmers say it is important to pay attention to masks, distance and hygiene rules in all the activities that children will be involved in during the holidays and stay away from crowded places where masks are not worn.
Reminding that children under the age of 12 are vaccinated against Covid-19 in some developed countries due to their inability to control the epidemic, Çiftci shared his opinion that such an application should be made in Turkey as well.
“Influenza and COVID-19 symptoms must be checked”
Noting that influenza (flu), which increases with seasonal effects, shows similar symptoms to Covid-19, Çiftçi said, “It is not possible to distinguish between influenza and Covid-19 and some other respiratory infections. Most of them are the same. Symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, and cough. When these symptoms appear, I definitely recommend testing. “
The farmer stressed that influenza is also diagnosed by a test and can be easily treated with drugs.