Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in children are milder, but the real burden of disease is unknown. After the lockdown, in our Region Lombardia we have been requested to progressively resume medical services including outpatient assessment and priority surgery. Therefore, we screened surgical waiting lists with identification of 47 children candidates to priority surgery (among 358). No homogeneous national health surveillance/screening programs are ongoing or have been conceived to test susceptible population among children/healthcare workers in preparation of coming down to routinely daily activities, and diagnostic strategies are not completely accurate in children. So, restoring medical services now might be untimely.

ENT management of children with adenotonsillar disease during COVID-19 pandemic : ready to start again? / S. Torretta, P. Capaccio, M. Gaffuri, L.M. Gaini, M. Borin, A. Maruca, L. Battilocchi, L. Nitro, P. Marchisio, L. Pignataro. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY. - ISSN 0165-5876. - (2020 May 28). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110145]

ENT management of children with adenotonsillar disease during COVID-19 pandemic : ready to start again?

S. Torretta
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P. Capaccio;M. Gaffuri;M. Borin;A. Maruca;L. Battilocchi;L. Nitro;P. Marchisio;L. Pignataro
2020-05-28

Abstract

Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in children are milder, but the real burden of disease is unknown. After the lockdown, in our Region Lombardia we have been requested to progressively resume medical services including outpatient assessment and priority surgery. Therefore, we screened surgical waiting lists with identification of 47 children candidates to priority surgery (among 358). No homogeneous national health surveillance/screening programs are ongoing or have been conceived to test susceptible population among children/healthcare workers in preparation of coming down to routinely daily activities, and diagnostic strategies are not completely accurate in children. So, restoring medical services now might be untimely.
Adenoid; Adenoidectomy; Coronavirus; Infection; Otitis; SARS-CoV-2; Tonsil
Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
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