Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Delayed Presentation of Non-COVID-19 Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Limited to Children

Klaus Rose, Oishi Tanjinatus, Jane Grant-Kels, Earl B. Ettienne, and Pasquale Striano



We read with interest the report by Yeshayahu about four minors who were diagnosed late with non-COVID-19 diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic (Rambam Maimonides Med J 2021;12:e0017. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10431 ). We would like to emphasize that, firstly, such delays are not limited to minors, and secondly, that also in minors should we distinguish the administrative and the physiological meanings of the term “child” and hence distinguish administratively defined “chil¬dren” who bodily are already mature from those young patients who bodily are indeed still children.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2021;12(3):e0026