Tetralogy of Fallot Palliation in a COVID-19 Positive Neonate
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Although severe multisystemic manifestations have been defined in adults, there is limited data on the disease burden of COVID-19 in infants and children.
We present the case of a 15-day-old infant who was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), and was found to be COVID-19 positive on day 7 of life.
Among symptomatic children, 5% have dyspnea or hypoxemia, and 0.6% progress to acute respiratory distress or multi organ dysfunction.
In the face of this sustained public health crisis, the concomitant occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 with pediatric congenital heart disease may become more common; guidance on appropriate management of patients is imperative to ensure patient safety.
Salik, I., & Mehta, B. (2020). Tetralogy of Fallot Palliation in a COVID-19 Positive Neonate. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 66, 109914-109914. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109914