Coronavirus infection in immunosuppressed children
Coronavirus infection in primary or secondary immunosuppressed children
Funder: British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group
Sponsor: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOUTHAMPTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
CI: Dr Hans De Graaf
Approval Date: 02 April 2020
This study will allow families of children and young people, who are vulnerable for infection due to the condition they have or due to the medication they use, to record their experiences of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19 epidemic. Participants who take part will be provided with online information about the study and asked to fill in online questionnaires. Information collected will include details of any drug treatments which affect the immune-system, symptoms experienced, details of any contact with health care providers, test results and any effects on daily activities. Information will be collected and analysed weekly to look for anything that appears to increase the chances of severe disease. This out patient study is complementary to the global ISARIC World Health Organisation study of COVID-19 cases admitted to all NHS Trusts, including all children.
This study is designed to allow families of immunosuppressed children and young people to self-record their experiences of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19 epidemic. Parents of immunosuppressed patients and young people aged 16-17 yrs who are immunosuppressed will be provided with online information and asked to fill in online questionnaires at baseline and weekly thereafter. Information collected will include immune-system affecting medication, symptoms, contact with health care providers, test results and impact on daily activities. Data will be collected and analysed weekly to be able to monitor any potential risk factors for severe disease. This study is complementary to, and not overlapping with, the global ISARIC World Health Organisation protocol that will be studying COVID-19 cases admitted to all NHS Trusts, including all children.
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