SARS-CoV-2 identified by universal preoperative COVID-19 testing prior to emergency surgery: Case of an asymptomatic pediatric patient requiring emergency surgery

Samuel D. Racette, Jennifer M. Lavin, Larry K. Kociolek, Xiotian T. Zheng, Karen Susan Haverkamp, Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This case highlights the importance of identifying SARS-CoV-2 preoperatively, irrespective of symptoms, as symptoms may be mild, especially in children compared to adults, and asymptomatic carriers can have high viral loads and be infectious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Case Reports
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • emergency
  • pediatric
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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