Pediatric multisystem SARS COV2 with versus without cardiac involvement: a multicenter study from Latin America

Conclusion: In LATAM children with multisystem SARS COV2, cardiac involvement was prevalent. Cardiac involvement was more likely to require ICU interventions, certain abnormal labs, and respiratory involvement.What is Known:• SARS COV2 can be asymptomatic in children but in some cases can have serious multisystemic involvement.• Hispanic ethnicity is purportedly at high risk of SARS COV2 in nations where they are often disadvantaged minority populations.What is New:• Latin American children presenting with multisystem SARS COV2 frequently have cardiac involvement which was associated with ICU interventions; prominent respiratory symptoms; abnormal chest X-ray; elevated troponin, ALT, and thrombocytopenia.• Elevated troponin, ALT or thrombocytopenia had high sensitivity and negative predictive value on the need for intensive care interventions.
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research