Infants infected with SARS-CoV-2 and newborns born to mother diagnosed with COVID-19: clinical experience

Yaman A., Kandemir I., VARKAL M. A.

IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.191, no.3, pp.1263-1268, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 191 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11845-021-02662-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1263-1268
  • Keywords: Newborn, Pregnancy, SARS-CoV-2, Vertical transmission
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Almost every day, new information about the COVID-19 pandemic continues to emerge. COVID-19 presents a mild clinical picture in children. However, how it goes in newborns and pregnant is still entirely unclear. Aims To present the clinical course of SARS-CoV-2 positive newborns and outcomes of babies born to mothers diagnosed with COVID-19. Methods The present cohort-study examined two groups. The first group includes fourteen newborns born to mothers diagnosed with COVID-19. The second group evaluates twelve newborns infected with SARS-CoV-2. Results Fourteen infants born to mothers diagnosed with COVID-19 were not infected with SARS-CoV-2. They had no symptoms and pathological laboratory findings. Additionally, forty-one newborns suspected of COVID-19 were evaluated, and 12 of them were detected to be infected with SARS-CoV-2. The most common symptoms were feeding intolerance (vomiting or refusing to feed, 58%), cough (50%), elevated fever (42%), and respiratory distress (42%). Conclusion We did not come across any signs of vertical SARS-CoV-2 transmission. COVID-19 diagnosed newborns entirely healed with conservative treatment.