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Challenges in Pediatric Otolaryngology in the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from current protocols and management strategies

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Antwerp, Belgium; University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Children’s Hospital Reine Fabiola, Brussels, Belgium

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Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Necker Enfants-Malades Hospital, AP-HP Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France

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Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, CHI (Crumlin), Dublin, Ireland

B-ENT 2020; 16: 59-62
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2020.20130
Read: 389 Downloads: 180 Published: 05 May 2020

The incidence of COVID-19 infection in infants and children is low and most cases have only few (rhinitis, fever) or no symptoms.  However, a high viral load may be present in the upper and lower airways thus imposing specific precautions for ENT surgeons taking care of children.  In the next paragraphs, we will discuss some situations upon a background of available guidelines for outpatient and in-patient management.  

Cite this article as: van der Poel N, Mansbach AL, Loundon N,  Russell J, Vanderveken OM, Boudewyns A. Challenges in pediatric otolaryngology in the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from current protocols and management strategies. B-ENT 2020; 16(1): 59-62.

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