Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Critically Ill Children: A Narrative Review of the Literature

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Jul;21(7):662-666. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002376.

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 has spread around the world. In the 3 months since its emergence, we have learned a great deal about its clinical management and its relevance to the pediatric critical care provider. In this article, we review the available literature and provide valuable insight into the clinical management of this disease, as well as information on preparedness activities that every PICU should perform.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Distribution
  • Age Factors
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / therapy
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric / organization & administration
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / therapy
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severity of Illness Index*