SARS-CoV-2 in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Keywords:SARS-CoV-2, critically ill children
In a lesser extent than adults Intensive Care Units (ICUs), Pediatric ICUs (PICUs) had to deal with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Pediatric intensivists managed serious pediatric forms of primary infections and then in a second stage, post-infectious systemic inflammatory attacks. Some of them helped with the management of adults with a severe form of SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, they had to adapt in record time. In this review, we report (i) the literature data on these two severe pediatric forms, the primary infection and the systemic inflammatory manifestations associated with SARS-CoV-2; (ii) the experience of PICUs in the management of critically ill adults with SARS-CoV-2 infection and (iii) and the impact of the pandemic on the place of families of children in critical situation in PICUs.