Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus

Case Report

  • 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,

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
Nov 6, 2017
How to Cite
BÜYÜKCAM, Ayşe et al. Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus. Acta Medica, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 1, p. 21-22, nov. 2017. ISSN 2147-9488. Available at: <https://actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/108>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017.
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Case Report