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A Case of COVID-19 in a 45-Day-Old Infant with Persistent Fecal Virus Shedding for More Than 12 Weeks

Yonsei Medical Journal 2020년 61권 10호 p.901 ~ 903
조승만, 하경임,
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조승만 ( Cho Seung-Man ) - Dongguk University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
하경임 ( Ha Gyoung-Yim ) - Dongguk University School of Medicine Department of Laboratory Medicine

Abstract


In this report, we describe the case of a SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) in an infant with mild fever and diarrhea in the absence of respiratory distress. A 45-day-old male infant with COVID-19 was transferred to our pediatric department. He had mild fever and diarrhea at admission. Positive-to-negative nasal swab conversion occurred on the 21st day from the onset of symptoms. However, stool swab positivity persisted during the 6-week admission period and for 7 weeks during follow-up at an outpatient clinic after discharge. Negative conversion in a stool specimen occurred on the 142nd day from the onset of symptoms. This case highlights the potential of fecal virus shedding as an important feature of viral transmission in infants and young children.

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COVID-19; infant; stool; diarrhea

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