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2022 Mar 10

Clin Infect Dis

Predictive value of isolated symptoms for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children tested during peak circulation of the delta variant.


Westbrook AL, Benedit LC, Frediani JK, Griffiths MA, Khan NY, Levy JM, Morris CR, Rostad CA, Stone CL, Sullivan J, Vos MB, Welsh J, Wood A, Martin GS, Lam W, Pollock NR
Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 10.
PMID: 35271694.


COVID-19 testing policies for symptomatic children attending U.S. schools or daycare vary, and whether isolated symptoms should prompt testing is unclear. We evaluated children presenting for SARS-CoV-2 testing to determine if the likelihood of having a positive SARS-CoV-2 test differed between participants with one versus ≥2 symptoms, and to examine the predictive capability of isolated symptoms.