Tell me who you go with and I’ll tell you who you are or... when two illnesses help each other by chance
Silvia Greco1, Alessia Angi1, Marina Cerruto1, Chiara Cauzzo1, Lucio Ceglie1, Francesco Chiarelli1,2, Annalisa Blasetti1
1Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, “G. D’Annunzio” Università degli Studi di Chieti 2Dipartimento di Pediatria, Centro di Eccellenza Studi sull’Invecchiamento “G. D’Annunzio” Università degli Studi di Chieti
COVID-19 lockdown showed a decrease in pediatric emergency department visits mainly due to the fear of contracting SARS CoV-2. We report a case of 15-month-od boy, who presented abdominal distension, generalized edema and weight loss, with a delayed access to health care. Laboratory studies revealed hypoproteinemia and positive serologic test for celiac disease. A severe form of celiac crisis - from not accessing health care - was finally diagnosed. Even during Covid-19 Pandemic, parents should continue to access medical care and must not delay visits and treatments if their child appears seriously ill.