Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2012 Nov 30. doi: 10.1111/irv.12059. [Epub ahead of print]
Fatal respiratory distress syndrome due to coronavirus infection in a child with severe combined immunodeficiency.
Szczawinska-Poplonyk A, Jonczyk-Potoczna K, Breborowicz A, Bartkowska-Sniatkowska A, Figlerowicz M.
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*Department of Pediatric Pneumonology, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences Department of Pediatric Radiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Poznan University of Medical Sciences Department of Pediatric Neurology and Infectious Diseases, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
Abstract

Please cite this paper as: Szczawinska-Poplonyk et al. (2012) Fatal respiratory distress syndrome due to coronavirus infection in a child with severe combined immunodeficiency. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses DOI: 10.1111/irv.12059. Coronaviruses have been demonstrated to contribute substantially to respiratory tract infections among the child population. Though infected children commonly present mild upper airway symptoms, in high-risk patients with underlying conditions, particularly in immunocompromised children these pathogens may lead to severe lung infection and extrapulmonary disorders. In this paper, we provide the first report of the case of a 15-month-old child with severe combined immunodeficiency and coronavirus HKU1-related pneumonia with fatal respiratory distress syndrome.

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Coronaviruses have been demonstrated to contribute substantially to respiratory tract infections among the child population. Though infected children commonly present mild upper airway symptoms, in high-risk patients with underlying conditions, particularly in immunocompromised children these pathog …