Pre-isolation measures and clinical features for 50 pediatric patients
with Suspicious COVID-19: Case Series Report
Aim: To investigate prevention measures of hospital-acquired infection
and clinical features of suspicious COVID-19 patients in the pediatric
respiratory ward. Methods: Patients with fever and cough or fever
accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea were given pre-isolation measures.
The medical records of the patients were collected and analyzed to
summarize the pre-isolation measures and patients’ clinical features.
Results: A total of 50 pre-isolated children with suspicious COVID-19
hospitalized between January 28 and March 5, 2020 were included in.
Pre-isolation measures combined with epidemiological history and
pathogen screenings were used to rule out COVID-19 patients. No definite
COVID-19 cases were detected, while 2(4%) patients were suspected of
having COVID-19. The pathogenic results mainly included Mycoplasma
pneumonia (35, 70%).Thirty-five (70%) patients had bronchopneumonia.
The pre-isolation patients had the common clinical epidemiological
characteristics as patients with fever and cough, vomiting, and
diarrhea. Discussion: Pre-isolation measures could prevent suspicious
COVID-19 patients from coming in contact with other patients before
definite exclusion. Clinical analysis of the patients was helpful for
clinical nursing management. Conclusions: Pre-isolation measures
combined with epidemiological history and pathogen screening (novel
coronavirus nucleic acid and general pathogen) can help to minimize the
risk of COVID-19 as a hospital-acquired infection.