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SARS-CoV-2 identified through universal pre-operative COVID-19 testing: Case of an asymptomatic pediatric patient requiring emergency surgery
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  • Samuel Racette,
  • Jennifer Lavin,
  • Larry Kociolek,
  • Xiotian Zheng,
  • Susan Haverkamp,
  • Laura Swibel Rosenthal
Samuel Racette
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Jennifer Lavin
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Larry Kociolek
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Xiotian Zheng
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Susan Haverkamp
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Laura Swibel Rosenthal
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Abstract

A 13-month-old healthy patient without COVID-compatible symptoms and no known sick contacts presented to the emergency department with an esophageal coin. New institutional policy requiring pre-operative SARS-CoV-2 testing was positive for the virus. Additional precautions were taken in the operating room to successfully prevent transmission of the virus.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

05 Sep 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
05 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned