An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Children: Iranian Expert's Consensus Statement

Abdollah Karimi, Sedigheh Rafiei Tabatabaei, Maryam Rajabnejad, Zahra Pourmoghaddas, Hamid Rahimi, Shahnaz Armin, Roxana Mansour Ghanaie, Mohammad Rahim Kadivar, Seyed Alireza Fahimzad, Iraj Sedighi, Bahador Mirrahimi, Anahita Sanaei Dashti (+4 others)
2020 Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases  
After the outbreak of 2019 novel corona virus infection in China, we have the outbreak of disease in Iran and until March 05, 2020 have been reported a total number of confirmed cases more than 3500 and approximately 3.3% deaths. The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection as a newly emerging disease in East Asia has caused a great challenge in managing the patients and controlling the disease especially in children. This algorithm is based on the standard diagnosis and treatment
more » ... d treatment strategies for pediatric viral infections and available strategies to prevention of COVID-19 infection. It is hoped that with international co-operation, this global dilemma will end with the least burden of disease. Due to the lack of scientific evidences in children, this algorithm is essential for decision making.
doi:10.5812/pedinfect.102400 fatcat:ygl6ldjtxbaifcqv6pe52cqv5i