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