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Anal swab findings in an infant with COVID-19.
Pediatr Investig. 2020 Mar; 4(1):48-50.PI

Abstract

Introduction

The transmission pathways of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remain not completely clear. In this case study the test for the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pharyngeal swab and anal swab were compared.

Case presentation

A 3-month-old girl was admitted to our hospital with COVID-19. Her parents had both been diagnosed with COVID-19. The results of pharyngeal swab and anal swab of the little girl were recorded and compared during the course of the disease. The oropharyngeal specimen showed negative result for SARS-CoV-2 on the 14th day after onset of the illness. However, the anal swab was still positive for SARS-CoV-2 on the 28th day after the onset of the illness.

Conclusion

The possibility of fecal-oral transmission of COVID-19 should be assessed. Personal hygiene during home quarantine merits considerable attention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.Department of Pediatrics the First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University Jingzhou Hubei province China.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32328338

Citation

Fan, Qihong, et al. "Anal Swab Findings in an Infant With COVID-19." Pediatric Investigation, vol. 4, no. 1, 2020, pp. 48-50.
Fan Q, Pan Y, Wu Q, et al. Anal swab findings in an infant with COVID-19. Pediatr Investig. 2020;4(1):48-50.
Fan, Q., Pan, Y., Wu, Q., Liu, S., Song, X., Xie, Z., Liu, Y., Zhao, L., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y., Wu, Z., Guan, L., & Lv, X. (2020). Anal swab findings in an infant with COVID-19. Pediatric Investigation, 4(1), 48-50. https://doi.org/10.1002/ped4.12186
Fan Q, et al. Anal Swab Findings in an Infant With COVID-19. Pediatr Investig. 2020;4(1):48-50. PubMed PMID: 32328338.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anal swab findings in an infant with COVID-19. AU - Fan,Qihong, AU - Pan,Yan, AU - Wu,Qingcui, AU - Liu,Shan, AU - Song,Xu, AU - Xie,Zhongguo, AU - Liu,Yang, AU - Zhao,Liang, AU - Wang,Zhonghong, AU - Zhang,Yifei, AU - Wu,Zuchuang, AU - Guan,Lei, AU - Lv,Xiaolong, Y1 - 2020/03/17/ PY - 2020/4/25/entrez PY - 2020/4/25/pubmed PY - 2020/4/25/medline KW - Anal swab KW - COVID‐19 KW - Fecal‐oral transmission KW - SARS‐CoV‐2 SP - 48 EP - 50 JF - Pediatric investigation JO - Pediatr Investig VL - 4 IS - 1 N2 - Introduction: The transmission pathways of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remain not completely clear. In this case study the test for the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pharyngeal swab and anal swab were compared. Case presentation: A 3-month-old girl was admitted to our hospital with COVID-19. Her parents had both been diagnosed with COVID-19. The results of pharyngeal swab and anal swab of the little girl were recorded and compared during the course of the disease. The oropharyngeal specimen showed negative result for SARS-CoV-2 on the 14th day after onset of the illness. However, the anal swab was still positive for SARS-CoV-2 on the 28th day after the onset of the illness. Conclusion: The possibility of fecal-oral transmission of COVID-19 should be assessed. Personal hygiene during home quarantine merits considerable attention. SN - 2574-2272 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32328338/full_citation L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/32328338/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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