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2021 : Volume 1, Issue 1

Premature Baby of 32 Weeks Has Sars-Cov-2 Infection: Case Report

Author(s) s: Camila Gemin R. Locatelli, 1 Mariana Digiovanni, 1 Tatyane Calegari 1 and Wendel Paiva Vita 1

1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit , Hospital Universitário Evangélico Mackenzie , Brazil

Open J Pediatr Neonatol

Article Type : Case Reports


In December 2019, a new coronavirus called “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2” (SARS-CoV-2), children of all ages can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, appeared in China. The objective of this study to report the case of a premature baby of 32 weeks has Sars-Cov-2 infection, admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Case: Premature baby, 32 weeks, male, admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital that after worsening of the clinical picture collected viral panel (PCR) its result: PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2. Conclusion: In critically ill patients using mechanical pulmonary ventilation, adopting a strategy with an emphasis on protective ventilation and effective weaning may guide the treatment of pediatric patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Keywords: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Coronavirus Infections; Mechanical Ventilation

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