nj acts logoPlease read Dr. Gaur’s article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology titled, “Pediatric COVID-19 and Appendicitis: A Gut Reaction to SARS-CoV-2?

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak as a global pandemic.  As of June 28, 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 2504,175 confirmed SAR-CoV-2 cases and 125,484 deaths in the United States.  Fortunately, children represent only a fraction of reported US cases, accounting for only 5.49 percent of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in the June 28, 2020, CDC report.  Children appear to be as likely as adults to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 but are more likely to remain asymptomatic or develop only mild upper respiratory tract symptoms—they may therefore be less likely to get tested and receive a confirmed diagnosis.  To read the full article.

Pediatric COVID-19 and Appendicitis: A Gut Reaction to SARS-CoV-2? Malhotra A, Sturgill M, Whitley-Williams P, Lee YH, Esochaghi C, Rajasekhar H, Olson B, Gaur S. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Feb 1;40(2):e49-e55. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002998 PMID: 33298761 PMCID: PMC7855999