COVID-19 cardiac involvement in a 38-day old infant

Paolo Del Barba, Daniele Canarutto, Elisa Sala, Giulio Frontino, Maria Pia Guarneri, Chiara Camesasca, Cristina Baldoli, Antonio Esposito, Graziano Barera

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Abstract

The spectrum of clinical manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 in children is yet to be fully elucidated. We report the case of an infant who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and developed mild cardiovascular inflammation, a novelty for patients of very young age, that contributes to defining the puzzling nature of this disease in pediatric patients. The potential cardiovascular involvement of SARS-CoV-2 in children should always be taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1881
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • coronavirus disease 2019
  • heart
  • inflammation
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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