Table 1

Appropriateness of patient isolation and investigation in paediatric patients admitted with acute severe colitis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

On admissionPrior to rescue therapyPrior to colectomy
Inpatient isolationAll patients
SARS-CoV-2 swabPerform in all patientsRepeat swab if initial swab negativeRepeat swab if initial swab negative
Clostridium difficile toxinRepeat if initial test negative and patient has received broad-spectrum antibiotics
Flexible sigmoidoscopy≤24 hours admissionIf not performedIf not performed
If already performedIf already performed
Chest X-rayPerform in all patientsPerform in all patients
Biological screenPerform in all patients
  • Medium grey is considered appropriate, light grey uncertain and dark grey inappropriate.