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Novel coronavirus in a 15-day-old neonate with clinical signs of sepsis, a case report

(2020) Novel coronavirus in a 15-day-old neonate with clinical signs of sepsis, a case report. Infectious Diseases. pp. 1-3. ISSN 2374-4235 (Print) 2374-4243 (Online)

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Introduction: Novel coronavirus or coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can affect all age groups. The clinical course of the disease in children and infants is milder than in adults. It should be noted that, although typical symptoms may be present in children, non-specific symptoms could be noted in the neonate. The disease is rare in the neonate, so, its suspicion in this group can help to make a quick diagnose. Case report: A 15-day-old neonate was admitted with fever, lethargy, cutaneous mottling, and respiratory distress without cough. His mother had symptoms of Novel coronavirus. So Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assay was done for the neonate and showed to be positive. The newborn was isolated and subjected to supportive care. Antibiotic and antiviral treatment was initiated. Eventually, the baby was discharged in good general condition. Conclusion: When a newborn presents with non-specific symptoms of infection with an added history of COVID-19 in his/her parents, it indicates the need for PCR testing for Novel coronavirus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19,Infectious Diseases,Neonates,novel coronavirus,sepsis
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > WC 500-590 Virus Diseases
WS Pediatrics > WS 405-460 By Age Groups
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Page Range: pp. 1-3
Journal or Publication Title: Infectious Diseases
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus, Other
Quartile : Q3
Volume: 0
Number: 0
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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ISSN: 2374-4235 (Print) 2374-4243 (Online)
ISBN: 2374-4235
Depositing User: خانم فائزه مظفری

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