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COVID and Kids: A Timely Update for Providers

Answering the questions providers face daily, pediatric infectious disease specialist Ann Petru, MD, presents the evidence on how to best prevent and treat COVID-19 in children. She describes risk factors; discusses navigating home tests and return-to-school guidelines (explaining when 5 days isn’t enough); and breaks down the many new treatments, clarifying when to consider them and the pros and cons of each. Bonus: a resource for interpreting PCR and antigen tests for patients with and without symptoms.

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Ann Petru, MD.

Ann Petru, MD

Director, Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program

Ann Petru, MD has a long history of treating children with infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is also a longtime clinical scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Children’s research arm. Dr. Petru ...

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