Report of positive placental swabs for sars-cov-2 in an asymptomatic pregnant woman with covid-19

Antonella Ferraiolo, Fabio Barra, Chiara Kratochwila, Michele Paudice, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Elisabetta Godano, Serena Varesano, Giovanni Noberasco, Simone Ferrero, Cesare Arioni

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Abstract

Currently, limited data on maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women with infection and pneumonia related to SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are available. Our report aims to describe a case of placental swabs positive for the molecular research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 RNA in an asymptomatic woman with positive rhino-pharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 who underwent an urgent cesarean section in our obstetrics unit. Sample collection, processing, and laboratory testing were conducted in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance. In the next months, conclusive data on obstetrical outcomes concerning the gestational age and pregnancy comorbidity as well as the eventual maternal–fetal transmission are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number306
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalMedicina (Lithuania)
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • COVID-19
  • Placenta
  • Placental swab
  • Pregnancy
  • Rhino-pharyngeal swab
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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