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Pedia Flash Vol-7 No-1, 2021

Pedia Flash Vol-7 No-1, 2021

Prologue The year 2020 was defined by the coronavirus pandemic, arguably the worst pandemic the world has seen in 100 years. As per the worldometers. info, last updated on April 01, 2021, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused more than 129 million cases and 2.8 million deaths worldwide.1 Although the illness has affected nearly every aspect of life in all age groups, the following paragraphs would shed light on its clinical characteristics in pediatric population exclusively
Overview Pediatric abdominal pain is a very common complaint for patients presenting to the primary care or the emergency department.1,2 It often poses a diagnostic dilemma owing to the variety of underlying causes. The vast majority of episodes are benign and self-limiting, but persistent abdominal pain may signify an underlying pathology requiring urgent intervention. Acute abdominal pain is usually a self-limiting, benign condition, such as in gastroenteritis, constipation, or viral illness.3,4 However, many a times the clinical symptoms may be uncharacteristic. This often poses a challenge for the physician in identifying children who have uncommon and potentially life-threatening conditions that…