Deputy Director for Research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Gorelov named signs of pneumonia in infants. He declared TASSthat in children under one year old it is most difficult.
The epidemiologist noted that the main symptom of pneumonia in this age group is rapid breathing.
“The main features [пневмонии] are – a pale nasolabial triangle, swelling of the wings of the nose and shortness of breath. The key symptom is an increase in respiratory movements one and a half times more than normal – this is almost 100 percent pneumonia. Most often in the world, it is children under one year of age who die from pneumonia at home, ”he said.
Gorelov clarified that in children under one year old, the cartilaginous skeleton of the bronchus is not yet anatomically formed, short airways, so pneumonia is the most severe.
Earlier, Gorelov called the consequences of the coronavirus transferred during pregnancy. According to him, COVID-19 causes changes in the placenta and disrupts the placental circulation. As a result, the child receives less oxygen, which can provoke a delay in the pace of development: both mental and physical.
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