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Analysis Study Research Paper | Paediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Outcomes of Neonates born to Covid Positive Mothers: An Observational Study
Lakshika Gupta | Dr. Leslie Edward Lewis | Dr Ashish Gupta
Abstract: Objectives: To analyse the data of outcomes in new born babies born to Covid positive mothers. To help study outcomes in new - borns affected with Covid - 19 which could enable us to formulate better management options to improve outcomes. To prevent resurgence of another global pandemic by analyzing one of the vulnerable populations. Methods: From the available data from hospital records the data of neonates born to Covid positive mothers between 1/03/2020 and 30/06/2021 was collected and analyzed. Results: Out of 93 neonates studied, 76 were of term gestation and 17 were of Pre - term gestation. RTPCR was done for 51 neonates out of which only 4 were found to be Covid Positive. Out of these 3 belonged to the term gestation and 1 belonged to pre term gestation category. In the given study, out of the 93 neonates born to covid positive mothers, RTPCR test was done for 51 neonates. Only 4 neonates were found to be Covid positive out of which 3 belonged to the Term gestation category and 1 belonged to the Pre - Term gestation category. It was observed that the neonates born at term showed average gestational age and suffered from neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.1 Covid positive neonate born at pre term gestation, although showed average gestational age but had low birth weight of 1520 grams. This neonate was DCDA twin 2 and also showed signs of respiratory distress and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Conclusion: In the current study, the possibility of vertical transmission can be debated because RTPCR was reported positive in 4 neonates who were either separated from mother at birth and nursed in NICU or were tested within 24 hours of birth. Possibility of horizontal transmission from asymptomatic NICU staff to neonates cannot be excluded completely.
Keywords: Neonate, Covid 19, Pregnant women, RTPCR, vertical transmission, horizontal transmission, outcomes
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1545 - 1547