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Can SARS-CoV-2 cause life-threatening bronchiolitis in infants?
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  • Maya Andre,
  • Konrad Pätzug,
  • Julia Bielicki,
  • Gianluca Gualco,
  • Ilaria Busi,
  • Jürg Hammer
Maya Andre
Universitätskinderklinik beider Basel
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Konrad Pätzug
Universitätskinderklinik beider Basel
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Julia Bielicki
Universitätskinderklinik beide Basel
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Gianluca Gualco
3Istituto pediatrico della Svizzera Italiana
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Ilaria Busi
Istituto pediatrico della Svizzera Italiana
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Jürg Hammer
University Children's Hospital Basel
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Abstract

This letter is meant to inform the community of pediatricians/pediatric intensivists that we suspect SARS-CoV-2 to cause life-threatening bronchiolitis in infants and we therefore suggest maintaining a high level of suspicion of COVID-19, irrespective of an initially negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing, when other causes of bronchiolitis are unidentifiable in young children.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

08 Jul 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
08 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
08 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Aug 20201st Revision Received
12 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
12 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Accept