Consensus Recommendations for the Care of Children Receiving Chronic Dialysis in Association With the COVID-19 Epidemic

Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Jul;35(7):1351-1357. doi: 10.1007/s00467-020-04555-x. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread not only in China but throughout the world. Children with kidney failure (chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5) are at significant risk for COVID-19. In turn, a set of recommendations for the prevention and control of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 in pediatric hemodialysis (HD) centers and in home peritoneal dialysis (PD) settings have been proposed. The recommendations are based on the epidemiological features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease, susceptibility factors, and preventive and control strategies. These recommendations will be updated as new information regarding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 becomes available.

Keywords: COVID-19; Children; Dialysis; SARS-CoV-2.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • Child
  • Consensus
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Epidemics
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Infection Control / standards*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards
  • Renal Dialysis / standards*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2