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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


MAQUEDA-ZAMORA, Gloria  and  SIERRA-SANTOS, Lucía. COVID-19 pneumonia in a girl with Down syndrome. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2021, vol.14, n.2, pp.106-108.  Epub July 26, 2021. ISSN 2386-8201.

Currently, there is no statistical information or evidence on how SARS-CoV-2 is affecting Down syndrome. However, it is common for these people to have comorbidities associated with their syndrome such as heart disease, chronic lung disease, hypertension, diabetes, or other pathologies that make them a more vulnerable group.

We report the case study of a seven-month-old girl with a personal history of Down syndrome with an associated interatrial communication, who suffered from COVID-19 pneumonia with torpid clinical course and who required hospital admission.

It is relevant to take this into account in our consultations, given the epidemiological environment of SARS-CoV-2, since they are patients with multiple comorbidities that determine risk factors and a poor prognosis for this infection.

Keywords : COVID-19; Down Syndrome; Infectious Bronchitis Virus; Pneumonia; Pulmonary Atelectasis; Respiratory Insufficiency.

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