Vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2: a systematic review


Deniz M., TEZER H.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1793322
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE

Özet

Objective The aim of this study is to review the current evidence on the vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2. Methods Combination of the following keywords; COVID-19, SARS CoV-2, placenta, vertical transmission, intrauterine infection, breast milk were searched in databases. Results In the 50 studies included, 17 newborns testing positive for SARS CoV-2 by RT-PCR were reported. In three neonates, SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM levels were elevated. Eight placental tissues testing positive for the virus were reported. Three positive RT-PCR results of test of breast milk have been reported recently. One amniotic fluid testing positive was reported. Conclusion Possible vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2 has been observed in some studies currently. More RT-PCR tests on amniotic fluid, placenta, breast milk and cord blood are required.