Consensus recommendations for the care of children receiving chronic dialysis in association with the COVID-19 epidemic.
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-020-04555-x; PMCID: PMC7181108
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread not only in China but throughout the world. Children with kidney failure (chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5) are at significant risk for COVID-19. In turn, a set of recommendations for the prevention and control of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 in pediatric hemodialysis (HD) centers and in home peritoneal dialysis (PD) settings have been proposed. The recommendations are based on the epidemiological features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease, susceptibility factors, and preventive and control strategies. These recommendations will be updated as new information regarding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 becomes available.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
Betacoronavirus; Child; Consensus; Coronavirus Infections; Disease Transmission, Infectious; Epidemics; Humans; Infection Control; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Pandemics; Pneumonia, Viral; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Renal Dialysis
COVID-19; Children; Dialysis; SARS-CoV-2.
Shen Q, Wang M, Che R, et al. Consensus recommendations for the care of children receiving chronic dialysis in association with the COVID-19 epidemic. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020;35(7):1351-1357. doi:10.1007/s00467-020-04555-x