COVID-19 Publications


Feb, 2020

Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in children: experts’ consensus statement

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Since the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, China, by January 30, 2020, a total of 9692 confirmed cases and 15,238 suspected cases have been reported around 31 provinces or cities in China. Among the confirmed cases, 1527 were severe cases, 171 had recovered and been discharged at home, and 213 died. And among these cases, a total of 28 children aged from 1 month to 17 years have been reported in China. For standardizing prevention and management of 2019-nCoV infections in children, we called up an experts’ committee to formulate this experts’ consensus statement. This statement is based on the Novel Coronavirus Infection Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment Standards (the fourth edition) (National Health Committee) and other previous diagnosis and treatment strategies for pediatric virus infections. The present consensus statement summarizes current strategies on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of 2019-nCoV infection in children.

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Feb, 2020

Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for pediatric respiratory infection caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus

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Since December 2019, an epidemic caused by novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection has occurred unexpectedly in China. As of 8 pm, 31 January 2020, more than 20 pediatric cases have been reported in China. Of these cases, ten patients were identified in Zhejiang Province, with an age of onset ranging from 112 days to 17 years. Following the latest National recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia caused by 2019-nCoV (the 4th edition) and current status of clinical practice in Zhejiang Province, recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory infection caused by 2019-nCoV for children were drafted by the National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, the National Children’s Regional Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine to further standardize the protocol for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory infection in children caused by 2019-nCoV.

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Sep, 2019

Penta HIV 1st and 2nd Line Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines 2019

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“The new updated edition of the Penta guidelines to support the use of ARVs in children is an essential contribution to paediatric patient care. Huge thanks to all those who participated in and led this work.” – Carlo Giaquinto

We are pleased to report that the 2019 Penta guidelines for first and second line antiretroviral treatment are now available. The aim of these guidelines is to provide an update to previous versions and are intended to guide antiretroviral choices for children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV in the European region.

The guidance will be updated at regular intervals by the Penta guidelines writing group or as significant new data or evidence becomes available.

You can download the guidelines here.


Feb, 2018

New Italian Guidelines on the use of Antiretroviral Therapy and the clinical-diagnostic management of HIV-1 affected patients

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The Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Deseases, in collaboration with the Fight Against AIDS Department within the Technical Health Committee at the Ministry of Health, has drafted the new Italian Guidelines on the use of Antiretroviral Therapy and the clinical-diagnostic management of HIV-1 affected patients.

The guidelines provide indications on the prescription of antiretroviral treatment and the management of HIV affected patients. They are addressed to infectious diseases specialists and help provide a reliable benchmark for patients’ associations, policy makers, health organizations and any other subjects involved in this field.

The Guidelines are available in Italian at the following url:



Jun, 2015

Italian guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents and the diagnostic-clinical management of HIV-1 infected persons. Update Decemebr 2014

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Authors: Antinori A., Marcotullio S., Andreoni M., Ammassari A., d’Arminio Monforte A., Galli M., Girardi E., Mazzotta F., Mussini C., Puoti M., Lazzarin A.; Italian HIV Guidelines Working Group.

Published inNew Microbiol. 2015, 38: 299-328

Abstract: This short version complies with the intention expressed in the introduction to the full text Italian Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral drugs and the diagnostic-clinical management of people with HIV-1 infection. By definition, this version should not be considered completely exhaustive with respect to the full text version of the Guidelines (HIV/AIDS Italian Expert Panel, 2014)



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