Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Virol. Dec 25, 2023; 12(5): 272-285
Published online Dec 25, 2023. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v12.i5.272
COVID-19 frequency and clinical course in children with asthma
Muhammet Cihat Özata, Ümmügülsüm Dikici, Öner Özdemir
Muhammet Cihat Özata, Medical Faculty, Sakarya University, Adapazarı 54100, Sakarya, Türkiye
Ümmügülsüm Dikici, Öner Özdemir, Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Sakarya University, Adapazarı 54100, Sakarya, Türkiye
Author contributions: Özata MC, Dikici Ü and Özdemir Ö designed the research; Özata MC and Dikici Ü performed the research; Dikici Ü and Özdemir Ö contributed analytic tools; Özata MC and Özdemir Ö analyzed the data; Özata MC, Dikici Ü and Özdemir Ö wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study's approval was obtained from the Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine clinical research ethics committee (Decision no: E-71522473-050.01.04-128344-122).
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardians, provided informed written consent before enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict to disclose.
Data sharing statement: The data supporting this study's findings are available on request from the corresponding author.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Öner Özdemir, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Sakarya University, Adnan Menderes cad, Adapazarı 54100, Sakarya, Türkiye.
Received: July 26, 2023
Peer-review started: July 26, 2023
First decision: September 4, 2023
Revised: September 13, 2023
Accepted: November 30, 2023
Article in press: November 30, 2023
Published online: December 25, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: In our comprehensive retrospective study, we have made a noteworthy observation indicating a correlation between the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the presence of asthma symptoms, which also appear to influence the course of the disease. These findings offer valuable insights into the potential interaction between COVID-19 and asthma. Given the complexity of this relationship and its possible implications for patient management, further in-depth investigations are warranted to elucidate the precise mechanisms and associations at play, aiming to improve our understanding and management of both conditions.