Clinical features and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective, single-centre, descriptive study

Study (n=7) found maternal, foetal, and neonatal outcomes of patients who were infected in late pregnancy appeared very good, and these outcomes were achieved with intensive, active management that might be the best practice in the absence of more robust data.

SPS commentary:

All the patients had caesarean section within 3 days of clinical presentation with an average gestational age of 39 weeks plus 2 days. Three neonates were tested for SARS-CoV-2 and one neonate was infected with SARS-CoV-2 36 h after birth.

A related commentary highlights that although all mothers and infants showed good outcomes, all enrolled pregnant women were in the third trimester, and all had only mild symptoms. Hence, the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the foetus in the first or second trimester or in patients with moderate to severe infection is unknown.


The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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