Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus

  • Ayşe BÜYÜKCAM, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
  • Tolga ÇELİK, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
  • Ayşe KORKMAZ, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
  • Murat YURDAKÖK, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
Keywords: coronavirus, apnea,, respiratory tract infection,, neonate

Abstract

A fifteen-day old boy was admitted to the emergency department due to poor feeding, coughing and wheezing. On examination cyanosis, apnea and bradycardia were observed. Mechanical ventilation was required. Coronavirus was detected by polimerase chain reaction in a nasopharyngeal aspirate. With supportive treatment, he was discharged without any complications. Coronaviruses are one of the causes of severe respiratory tract infections, which may present with apnea in neonates.

Key words: coronavirus, apnea, respiratory tract infection, neonate

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Published
2017-11-06
How to Cite
BÜYÜKCAM, A., ÇELİK, T., KORKMAZ, A., & YURDAKÖK, M. (2017). Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus. Acta Medica, 46(1), 21-22. Retrieved from https://actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/108
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Case Report