International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2021, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part CPages: 166-170

Higher viral RNA detection in placenta biopsies than maternal serum in a term infant born to a mother with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection

Ratchada Kitsommart, Chaniya Jamsai, Teerada Ponpinit, Duangtip Singhakun, Orasri Wittawatmongkol and Supaporn Wacharapluesadee
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ABSTRACT
The SARS-CoV-2 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the WHO in March 2020. The neonatal population is thought to have a low incidence and severity of the disease, but maternal-to-fetus transmission has not been well studied. We present a term infant born to a mother with mild symptoms of laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection seven days prior to cesarean delivery. Four placental biopsies tested by RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 were positive, while a nasopharyngeal swab and rectal swab were negative. The infant was not symptomatic. No anti-SARS-CoV-2 maternal antibodies were detected in the infant’s sera through the 28th postnatal day.
How to cite this article:
Ratchada Kitsommart, Chaniya Jamsai, Teerada Ponpinit, Duangtip Singhakun, Orasri Wittawatmongkol and Supaporn Wacharapluesadee. Higher viral RNA detection in placenta biopsies than maternal serum in a term infant born to a mother with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(3): 166-170. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i3c.410
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology