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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 11-13

Care of pediatric and adolescent endocrine disorders during COVID-19 pandemic

1 Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Inderpal Singh Kochar
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_60_20

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Coronavirus pandemic cases are increasing worldwide, including that in India. Pediatric cases are also increasing, although children may have more of mild manifestation of the disease and are recovering fast. Children with endocrine disorders are considered at a higher risk of contracting the virus due to their immunocompromised status. Children with diabetes, adrenal insufficiency, and thyroid disorders are the usual conditions for which they are on long-term treatment and need to be monitored closely. The article gives an outline of management of children with endocrine disorders during the current pandemic.

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