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Pediatric Concerns



Can children be super-spreaders of COVID-19?

  • Key Finding: There is limited evidence to suggest that children can significantly contribute to the spread of COVID-19.


Is hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine effective and safe to use as treatment for COVID-19 in children?

  • Key Finding: There is insufficient evidence on the effectivity and safety of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to be routinely recommended for use as COVID-19 therapy in children.



Updated as of June 9, 2020


Through the volunteer work of more than 50 EBM practitioners, methodologists and students from the UP Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Asia-Pacific Center for Evidence-Based HealthCare, the Philippine Society of Microbiological and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) had graciously agreed to host these rapid evidence reviews on COVID19. The aim is to retrieve, appraise, summarize and update the available evidence on COVID-related management, to assist the frontline health workers, local policymakers and government officials in their evidence-based critical decision-making.
The reviews should not replace individual clinical judgement and the sources cited should be checked. The views are not a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed represent the views of the authors and not necessarily those of their host institutions. This may change as new evidences emerges.
A discussion of the general methods used can be found here: Rapid Evidence Review General Methods.
For any questions or information, please email [email protected].