Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Newborns of COVID-19 Positive Mothers

Sufia Athar1*, Sarfraz Abedin2 and Wasim Lodhi3

1Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al-Wakra Hospital, HMC, Qatar
2Specialist NICU, Pediatric, Al-Wakra Hospital, HMC, Qatar
3Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK

*Corresponding Author: Sufia Athar, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al-Wakra Hospital, HMC, Qatar.

Received: July 13, 2021; Published: July 26, 2021


  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every nook and crook of the world. With the second and the impending third wave, the situation has further deteriorated. Neonates, being the vulnerable section of society, need more vigilance. With current recommendations, newborns of the infected mothers are being tested at birth. Considering the false-negative results of SARS-CoV-2, RT-PCR in children, neonates are liable to have higher false-negative results. Newer studies have revealed that neonates may develop the symptoms even after 5 - 21 days of birth. This may lead to delays in the diagnosis and the possibility of transmission of the disease to the caregivers. In this review, the current challenges in the diagnosis and management protocols of neonates are discussed, lightening the importance and protection for caregivers.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); SARS-CoV-2; RT-PCR


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Citation: Sufia Athar., et al. “Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Newborns of COVID-19 Positive Mothers”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.8 (2021): 56-59.


Copyright: © 2021 Sufia Athar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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