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Can SARS-CoV-2 cause life-threatening bronchiolitis in infants?
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  • Maya Andre,
  • Konrad Paetzug,
  • Julia Bielicki,
  • Gianluca Gualco,
  • Ilaria Busi,
  • Jürg Hammer
Maya Andre
Universitätskinderklinik beider Basel
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Konrad Paetzug
Universitätskinderklinik beider Basel
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Julia Bielicki
Universitätskinderklinik beide Basel
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Gianluca Gualco
3Istituto pediatrico della Svizzera Italiana
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Ilaria Busi
Istituto pediatrico della Svizzera Italiana
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Jürg Hammer
University Children's Hospital Basel
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

08 Jul 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
08 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
12 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending

Abstract

This letter is meant to inform the community of pediatricians/pediatric intensivists that we suspect SARS-CoV-2 to cause life-threatening bronchiolitis in infants and we therefore suggest maintaining a high level of suspicion of COVID-19, irrespective of an initially negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing, when other causes of bronchiolitis are unidentifiable in young children.