Covid 19 Infected Mothers and Antibodies Transmission to Their Babies
Corresponding AuthorAshraf Mohamed Safwat Ibrahim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology and IVF, Cairo, Egypt
A B S T R A C T
Previous studies on the outbreak caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were based on information from the general population. Limited data are available for pregnant women with COVID-19. This study aimed to evaluate the antibodies transmission to babies from their mothers. Methods: Clinical records, laboratory results, and chest CT scans were retrospectively reviewed for 18 pregnant women with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 (i.e., with maternal throat swab samples that were positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2]) who were admitted from 20 Marsh to 16 May 2020 in one of the hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. Evidence of antibodies transmission was assessed by testing for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IMG, IMG, and neonatal samples after labor. Findings: All 18 patients had a caesarean section in their third trimester. most of the babies had a 1-min Apgar score of 8-9 and a 5-min Apgar score of 9-10. All samples tested negative for the virus. Interpretation: Findings from this small group of cases suggest that there is currently no evidence for intrauterine infection caused by vertical transmission in women who develop COVID-19 in late pregnancy.
Article TypeResearch Article
Publication historyReceived: Tue 09, Jun 2020
Accepted: Fri 12, Jun 2020
Published: Tue 23, Jun 2020
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