Acute appendicitis during SARS-CoV-2: A brief communication of patients and changes in clinical practice from a single institute in Pakistan

Published:September 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.07.033
      We read the paper “Limiting hospital resources for acute appendicitis in children: Lessons learned from the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic” by Dr. Charlotte L Kvasnovsky and colleagues [
      • Kvasnovsky C.L.
      • Shi Y.
      • Rich B.S.
      • et al.
      Limiting hospital resources for acute appendicitis in children: Lessons learned from the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
      ] with great interest and would like to comment on our institutional experience with regards to the management of pediatric patients presenting to our center with acute appendicitis during SARS-CoV-2.
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        • Kvasnovsky C.L.
        • Shi Y.
        • Rich B.S.
        • et al.
        Limiting hospital resources for acute appendicitis in children: Lessons learned from the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
        J Pediatr Surg. 2020; : 01-05https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.06.024

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        Journal of Pediatric SurgeryVol. 55Issue 12
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          We thank Dr. Ayesha Saleem and associates for sharing their experience. Unlike your findings, we and other researchers [1] did not find an increase in patients presenting with complicated appendicitis during the height of the pandemic, although these are admittedly all small studies. We agree that this pandemic has forced us all to be flexible and rethink our previous workflows.
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