Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 4521--4525

A systemic review of vertical transmission possibility in pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019-positive status


Moath A AlQahtani, Sultan M AlDajani 
 College of Medicine Department, AlMaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Moath A AlQahtani
College of Medicine, AlMaarefa University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

An unknown pneumonia outbreak has been reported by hospitals in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. A public health emergency of international concern announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the January 31, 2020. The virus named by the WHO as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The cases reached (266,073 cases) and deaths (11,184 deaths) globally by the end of March 21, 2020, and considered as a pandemic. By a systemic review, articles and case reports revealed 74 pregnant women for the possibility of vertical transmission of the virus from COVID-19-infected mother to infant. Review also showed that there is no difference between pregnant and nonpregnant regarding clinical manifestations. Concerning the vertical transmission, none of the positive mothers had a positive infant with COVID-19 except 1 case report that showed the infant had positive COVID-19 by the throat swab, yet negative cord blood, placenta, and mother's breast milk.


How to cite this article:
AlQahtani MA, AlDajani SM. A systemic review of vertical transmission possibility in pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019-positive status.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:4521-4525


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AlQahtani MA, AlDajani SM. A systemic review of vertical transmission possibility in pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019-positive status. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];9:4521-4525
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