International OA group announces numbers of OA/TOF patients with Covid-19

Published: Thu, 23rd July 2020, 12:30:00 PM

The International Network of Esophageal Atresia (INoEA) is a non-profit organisation for all professionals working in the field of Oesophageal Atresia (OA). 

It recently published a report into the number of   Covid-19 cases in OA/TOF children that have been reported by clinicians.

INoEA reports that there have only been five recorded cases of Covid-19 in OA/TOF children, all of whom were said to have no serious complications. The full table of findings can be found here.

Doctors and practitioners treating children with OA/TOF will continue to report cases of Covid-19 in order to further build a picture of how they are affected.

Survey findings by International Federation of Support Groups

We are grateful to many of TOFS' members who took part in the recent Covid-19 survey conducted by The Federation of Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula Support Groups (EAT).  The details of which can be found here. 

This survey aimed to better understand the effects of Covid-19, and similar respiratory infections, on those born with OA/TOF.  In over 500 responses from OA/TOF patients, only two cases of Covid-19 were recorded, both in Adult TOFs, one in India, and one in Italy.

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