ENT management of children with adenotonsillar disease during COVID-19 pandemic. Ready to start again?

Sara Torretta, Pasquale Capaccio, Michele Gaffuri, Lorenzo Maria Gaini, Marco Borin, Antonella Maruca, Ludovica Battilocchi, Letizia Nitro, Paola Marchisio, Lorenzo Pignataro

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Abstract

Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in children are milder, but the real burden of disease is unknown. After the lockdown, in our Region Lombardia we have been requested to progressively resume medical services including outpatient assessment and priority surgery. Therefore, we screened surgical waiting lists with identification of 47 children candidates to priority surgery (among 358). No homogeneous national health surveillance/screening programs are ongoing or have been conceived to test susceptible population among children/healthcare workers in preparation of coming down to routinely daily activities, and diagnostic strategies are not completely accurate in children. So, restoring medical services now might be untimely.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110145
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Adenoid
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Coronavirus
  • Infection
  • Otitis
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tonsil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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