An unusual cause of renal vein thrombosis in a newborn: COVID-19

ÖZTÜRK N., KAYA Z., Boyunağa Ö., Söylemezoğlu O.

CEN Case Reports, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13730-023-00846-y
  • Journal Name: CEN Case Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Newborn, Renal vein thrombosis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


There is no information on renal vein thrombosis induced by COVID-19 infection in a neonate. Few cases of renal vein thrombosis caused by COVID-19 infection have been reported in predominantly adult patients. On day 25 after birth, a newborn whose mother was infected with COVID-19 had renal vein thrombosis. We believed that our patient’s renal vein thrombosis was caused by postnatal transmission of the COVID-19 infection that the mother had acquired during birth. The clinical and radiologic findings of these unusual renal complications in a neonate, as well as treatment options, are presented.