hrp0095p1-435 | Diabetes and Insulin | ESPE2022

Are we sure that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection is not underestimated? Usefulness of serological antibodies assays in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Predieri Barbara , Bruzzi Patrizia , Meacci Marisa , Caccamo Paola , Di Caprio Antonella , Lucaccioni Laura , F. Madeo Simona , Trevisani Viola , Iughetti Lorenzo

Introduction: The true incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and young people (CYP) is unclear and data are influenced by testing strategies. CYP have so far accounted for 17.5-22% of diagnosed infections. In adults, diabetes was identified as risk factor for severe symptoms and hospitalization with the COVID-19. Eighteen months into the pandemic, studies in CYP with type 1 diabetes (T1D) reported only an increased prevalence of diabetic ketoacidosis (...