Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus

Authors

  • Ay?e BÜYÜKCAM, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
  • Tolga ÇEL?K, [MD] Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy,
  • Ay?e 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

2017-11-06

How to Cite

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BÜYÜKCAM A, ÇELİK T, KORKMAZ A, YURDAKÖK M. Severe apnea in a newborn caused by coronavirus. Acta Medica [Internet]. 2017 Nov. 6 [cited 2024 May 18];46(1):21-2. Available from: https://www.actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/108

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Case Report