Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGuitart, Carmina-
dc.contributor.authorBobillo Pérez, Sara-
dc.contributor.authorAlejandre, Carme-
dc.contributor.authorArmero, Georgina-
dc.contributor.authorLaunes Montaña, Cristian-
dc.contributor.authorCambra Lasaosa, Francisco José-
dc.contributor.authorBalaguer Gargallo, Mònica-
dc.contributor.authorJordán García, Iolanda-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Bronchiolitis is the most common viral infection of the lower respiratory tract in infants under 2 years of age. The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the seasonal bronchiolitis peaks before and during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Methods: Descriptive, prospective, and observational study. Patients with severe bronchiolitis admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of a referral tertiary hospital between September 2010 and June 2021 were included. Demographic data were collected. Viral laboratory-confirmation was carried out. Each season was analyzed and compared. The daily average temperature was collected. Results: 1116 patients were recruited, 58.2% of them males. The median age was 49 days. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was isolated in 782 cases (70.1%). In April 2021, the first and only case of bronchiolitis caused by SARS-CoV-2 was identified. The pre- and post-pandemic periods were compared. There were statistically significant differences regarding: age, 47 vs. 73 days (p = 0.006), PICU and hospital length of stay (p = 0.024 and p = 0.001, respectively), and etiology (p = 0.031). The peak for bronchiolitis in 2020 was non-existent before week 52. A delayed peak was seen around week 26/2021. The mean temperature during the epidemic peak was 10ºC for the years of the last decade and is 23ºC for the present season. Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has led to a clearly observable epidemiological change regarding acute bronchiolitis, which should be studied in detail. The influence of the environmental temperature does not seem to determine the viral circulation.-
dc.format.extent9 p.-
dc.publisherBioMed Central-
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a:
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Infectious Diseases, 2022, vol. 22, num. 1, p. 84-
dc.rightscc-by (c) Guitart, Carmina et al., 2022-
dc.sourceArticles publicats en revistes (Cirurgia i Especialitats Medicoquirúrgiques)-
dc.subject.classificationMalalties de l'aparell respiratori en els infants-
dc.subject.classificationMalalties víriques-
dc.subject.otherRespiratory diseases in children-
dc.subject.otherVirus diseases-
dc.titleBronchiolitis, epidemiological changes during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic-
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Cirurgia i Especialitats Medicoquirúrgiques)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
723220.pdf1.22 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons