The COVID-19 pneumonia was firstly reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease had a rapid spread all over the word becoming an international public health emergency. Limited data were available on COVID-19 positive neonates. We reviewed relevant literature to understand the clinical course of disease and transmission routes in affected neonates. The aim of the study was evaluating the clinical course and prognosis of SARS-CoV-2 positive neonates. Based on current literature, the hypothesis of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, though conceivable, remains unproven. A research conducted on PubMed database from December 2019 to April 27, 2020 revealed that were reported 25 neonates affected by SARS-CoV-2. Main symptoms were fever, cough, or shortness of breath but often these neonates did not show other symptoms during length stay in hospital. No deaths occurred.

The clinical course of SARS-CoV-2 positive neonates / De Bernardo, Giuseppe; Giordano, Maurizio; Zollo, Giada; Chiatto, Fabrizia; Sordino, Desiree; De Santis, Rita; Perrone, Serafina. - In: JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY. - ISSN 0743-8346. - 40:10(2020), pp. 1462-1469. [10.1038/s41372-020-0715-0]

The clinical course of SARS-CoV-2 positive neonates

Serafina Perrone
2020-01-01

Abstract

The COVID-19 pneumonia was firstly reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease had a rapid spread all over the word becoming an international public health emergency. Limited data were available on COVID-19 positive neonates. We reviewed relevant literature to understand the clinical course of disease and transmission routes in affected neonates. The aim of the study was evaluating the clinical course and prognosis of SARS-CoV-2 positive neonates. Based on current literature, the hypothesis of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, though conceivable, remains unproven. A research conducted on PubMed database from December 2019 to April 27, 2020 revealed that were reported 25 neonates affected by SARS-CoV-2. Main symptoms were fever, cough, or shortness of breath but often these neonates did not show other symptoms during length stay in hospital. No deaths occurred.
2020
The clinical course of SARS-CoV-2 positive neonates / De Bernardo, Giuseppe; Giordano, Maurizio; Zollo, Giada; Chiatto, Fabrizia; Sordino, Desiree; De Santis, Rita; Perrone, Serafina. - In: JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY. - ISSN 0743-8346. - 40:10(2020), pp. 1462-1469. [10.1038/s41372-020-0715-0]
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