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Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children: An Invisible Threat Which We Cannot Ignore
Pediatrics, Crisis Management,
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Editorial in response to Ong et al. article ("A comprehensive narrative review on the impact and implications of COVID-19 in children"), focusing on the management of those most severely affected, as well as providing some practical suggestions for pediatric intensive care clinicians to prepare should COVID-19 become more virulent in children.
Authors state that current information are mostly derived from the adult experience and several important questions pertaining to critically ill children remain unanswered. In this they discuss the following:
How many children with COVID-19 require intensive care?
What biomarkers and risk factors help identify children at highest risks of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19? Are there therapeutic treatments for children?
Paolo Biban, MD
Estimated Time: 07:05 min