Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Latin American Consensus of Clinical Management of Pediatric Patients with COVID-19 in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Latin American Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (SLACIP) Emergency Committee
Ricardo Iramain1*, Adriana Yock-Corrales2, Paula Rojas3, Jorge Ortiz1, Laura Galvis4, Romer Guachichulca5, Patricia Rolon1, Ruben Lasso6, Yaneth Martinez7, Luis Sabajan8, Amanda Amado1, Alfredo Jara1, Pablo Leyton9, Laura Cardozo1, Hector Lopez10, Angeles Peiró1, Jaime Fernandez11, Rocio Morinigo1, Claudia Flecha12, Pablo Bravo13, Norma Bogado1, Adriana Ferreira1 and Niranjan Kissoon14
1Pediatric Emergency Department, Hospital de Clínicas, Paraguay
2Pediatric Emergency Department, Hospital Nacional de Niños, San José, Costa Rica
3Pediatric Emergency Department, Clinica Alemana, Chile
4Pediatric Emergency Department, Fundación Valle del Lili, Colombia
5Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, HECAM, Ecuador
6Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Fundación Valle del Lili, Colombia
7Christus Muguerza “Hospital Betania”, Facultad de Medicina BUAP, México
8Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, IGSS, Guatemala
9Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Ciudad de México, Mexico
10Hospital Ángeles de Puebla, México
11Department of Critical Care and Pediatrics, Universidad de la Sabana and Fundación Cardioinfantil-Instituto de Cardiologia, Colombia
12General Pediatric Department, Hospital Central del Instituto de Previsión Social, Paraguay
13Unidad Paciente Crítico Pediátrico, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Santiago, Chile
14Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
*Corresponding Author: Ricardo Iramain, Pediatric Emergency Department, Hospital de Clínicas, Tte. Pedro Rodi 2139, Asunción, Paraguay Paraguay.
Received: May 12, 2020; Published: July 07, 2020




Abstract

During the last few months, a new type of virus from the Coronaviridae family was identified as a causative agent of severe pneumonia and a high number of infections in a short time period. It has been named as COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

In a very short time, a large number of cases presented worldwide with high mortality in certain conditions and specific groups. Even though it presents at different degrees of severity, it mainly affects adults, the pediatric population is particularly exposed and participates in the spreading process; therefore, the efforts in this population are mainly focused on prevention, especially in risk conditions; identification and management strategies for positive cases for which there is still no evidence-based treatment available.

The main purpose of this publication is to present the recommendations of a general management protocol stated by the Emergency Committee of SLACIP (Latin American society of pediatric intensive care) due to the increase of cases in the context of a multinational collaborative work between our pediatric emergency departments and adjusted to each reality and criteria of clinical management.

These recommendations may vary as our knowledge and experience do; the epidemiological and economic situation in each country must be considered in the decision-making process.

Keywords: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2); SLACIP (Latin American Society of Pediatric Intensive Care)

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Citation: Ricardo Iramain., et al. “Latin American Consensus of Clinical Management of Pediatric Patients with COVID-19 in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Latin American Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (SLACIP) Emergency Committee”. EC Paediatrics 9.8 (2020): 29-42.

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