Trisomy 21 and Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Pediatric Patients

Alexander M. Newman*, Ravi Jhaveri, Ami B. Patel, Tina Q. Tan, Jacqueline M. Toia, Mehreen Arshad

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Abstract

We present 4 pediatric patients with trisomy 21 (T21) and associated comorbidities who developed coronavirus disease 2019 requiring hospitalization. A review of the literature revealed that comorbidities associated with T21 may predispose patients to severe disease. Children with T21 should be considered high risk and monitored carefully if infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume228
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Down syndrome
  • trisomy 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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