ISSN: 0971-9032

Current Pediatric Research

International Journal of Pediatrics


Clinical profile and outcome of neonates born to COVID positive mothers

Background: A new type of Corona virus that is SARS-COV-2 called COVID-19 had a huge pandemic worldwide. On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern. Methods: Descriptive and retrospective study carried out at general hospital, Sapthagiri institute of medical science and research centre from September 2020 to September 2021. Results: Among 153 tested neonates, 91 were SARS-COV-2 positive. Out of 91 (59%), most common symptom reported is respiratory distress in the form of TTNB (43%) and require respiratory support for longer period compared to COVID negative group. Conclusion: 55% of neonates were symptomatic and reported higher incidence of NICU admission rates in SARS-COV-2 positive neonates born to SARS-COV-2 infected mothers which is comparable to our study.

Author(s): Nagaraj MV*, Pavan Kumar Jerry, Keertana TN, Muralidhar Gundluru, Monika Govindappa, Nithin Raj MG, Nishanth Dinakara

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