A case report of a pregnant woman with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and her live-born infant
Keywords:Cesarean section, coronavirus infection, infant, pregnant women
In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, China. The disease, which is now a global pandemic, is reportedly associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In this study, we report a case of COVID-19 in a 31-year-old pregnant woman who showed symptoms that included fever, a four-day history of dry cough, and myalgia. Real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analysis of naso- and oropharyngeal samples was positive for the SARS-CoV-2. A cesarean section was performed during the acute phase of COVID-19; the full-term infant was isolated from his mother and underwent formula feeding. He was healthy and negative for the SARS-CoV-2. This report describes the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of the mother’s illness and its effects on her live-born infant.
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