FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Amongst 10 infants hospitalized with COVID-19, most had gentle illness and mostly introduced with gastrointestinal signs, in response to a analysis letter printed on-line Dec. 14 in JAMA Community Open.
Luc Panetta, M.D., from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, and colleagues report manifestations and severity of illness amongst infants identified with extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) an infection and handled at a single establishment (Feb. 14 to Might 31, 2020).
The researchers discovered that 2 p.c of 1,165 infants examined for SARS-CoV-2 an infection had been constructive. Almost one-third of these constructive (eight of 25) required hospitalization, plus two further infants transferred to the establishment after prognosis. The most typical presenting signs had been gastrointestinal tract signs (85 p.c), fever (81 p.c), and higher respiratory tract signs (59 p.c). Scientific manifestation was related between older and youthful infants. Nonetheless, there was the next incidence of comorbid circumstances amongst older infants versus youthful infants (six versus one affected person), together with decrease start weight and youthful gestational age. Illness was gentle in most hospitalized infants (seven of 10), and none required supplemental oxygen. Concurrent urinary tract infections brought on by Escherichia coli had been seen in 5 infants.
“Our findings are according to earlier sequence describing infants who current with primarily fever, gentle illness, and no want for mechanical air flow or intensive care therapy,” the authors write.