Multicenter Initial Guidance on Use of Antivirals for Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2.
Kathleen Chiotos, Molly Hayes, David W Kimberlin, Sarah B Jones, Scott H James, Swetha G Pinninti, April Yarbrough, Mark J Abzug, Christine E MacBrayne, Vijaya L Soma, Daniel E Dulek, Surabhi B Vora, Alpana Waghmare, Joshua Wolf, Rosemary Olivero, Steven Grapentine, Rachel L Wattier, Laura Bio, Shane J Cross, Nicholas O Dillman Show all
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Although coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is mild in nearly all children, a small proportion of pediatric patients develop severe or critical illness. Guidance is therefore needed regarding use of agents with potential activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in pediatrics. METHODS: A panel of pediatric infectious diseases physicians and pharmacists from 18 geographically diverse North American institutions was convened. Through a series of teleconferences and web-based surveys, a set of guidance statements was developed and refined based on review of best available evidence and expert opinion. RESULTS: Given the typically mild course of pediatric COVID..View full abstract