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SARS‐CoV‐2 identified by universal preoperative COVID‐19 testing prior to emergency surgery: Case of an asymptomatic pediatric patient requiring emergency surgery – Wiley

This case highlights the importance of identifying SARS‐CoV‐2 preoperatively, irrespective of symptoms, as symptoms may be mild, especially in children compared…

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The COVID19 pandemic has involved delay of nonurgent healthcare encounters to prevent transmission and preserve PPE. Availability of this equipment and testing capacity may vary between patients and healthcare systems. This case highlights the importance of identifying SARSCoV2carrying patients, irrespective of symptoms, prior to procedures. As children have milder symptoms compared to adults and asymptomatic carriers can have high viral loads and be infectious, progressive policies…

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