Bacterial Infections and Clinical Outcomes Among Febrile Infants up to 90 Days Old With SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Multicenter Cohort Study

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Oct 1;42(10):905-907. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000004019. Epub 2023 Jun 30.


We present a large, multicenter, cohort study that aimed to assess bacterial infection rates among febrile infants up to 90 days old presenting to the pediatric emergency department with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection during 2021-2022 throughout successive variant waves. Overall, 417 febrile infants were included. Twenty-six infants (6.2%) had bacterial infections. All bacterial infections consisted of urinary tract infections, and there were no invasive bacterial infections. There was no mortality.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections* / epidemiology
  • COVID-19*
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Fever / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Retrospective Studies
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / microbiology