International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Neonatal COVID-19 Infection - A Case Series from a Tertiary Care Government-Designated COVID-19 Hospital in India

Dr. Kalyani Parihar | Dr. Kailas Randad | Dr. Vinaya Singh | Dr. Kiran Rajput

Abstract: COVID-19 disease was pronounced a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March 2020. Although children seem to have less severe clinical symptoms when infected, the potential harm of this novel disease remains largely unknown in neonates, especially in preterm infants. There is little literature available about the clinical features, outcomes, and the mode of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in neonates, especially from India. The paucity of data on neonates, especially in preterm and low birth weight babies, makes diagnosis and management of such babies a challenging task. We present a case series of neonates with SARS-CoV-2 disease with details of their clinico-radiological profiles and management from our tertiary-care government-designated COVID-19 hospital admitted in the period from January 2021 to March 2022. These neonates presented with mild to moderate respiratory distress with hypoxia. HRCT chest was done for all the cases which showed variable degrees of pulmonary involvement. They responded well to humidified Oxygen therapy.

Keywords: COVID-19, Neonate, Management, Outcome

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 542 - 546

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