SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Infants Less than 90 Days Old

J Pediatr. 2020 Sep;224:150-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.06.047. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Abstract

This is a single-center US case series of 18 infants <90 days old who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). These infants had a mild febrile illness without significant pulmonary disease. One-half of the infants were hospitalized; 1 had bacterial urinary tract co-infection. Nasopharyngeal viral loads were notably high. Latinx ethnicity was overrepresented.

Keywords: COVID-19; neonate.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Chicago
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Fever / diagnosis*
  • Fever / virology
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Patient Admission
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Serologic Tests
  • Urinary Tract Infections / complications
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology
  • Viral Load