A multicenter national survey of children with SARS-CoV-2 infection admitted to Spanish Pediatric Intensive Care Units
The pandemic outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 is the greatest challenge ever faced by intensive care units throughout the globe. Most studies report a low incidence and little need for hospitalization in children. Nevertheless, up to 10% of hospitalized children under 1 year of age require PICU admission. The first cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Spain were identified in February. Te number of cases increased significantly during the following weeks . Although children appear to be relatively spared of severe disease, the Spanish Ministry of Health reported over 200 children requiring admission to a pediatric ward, 10% of which were admitted to a PICU. We present the preliminary results of a national multicenter registry of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children requiring intensive care.
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