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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 124  

COVID-19 in Third-Trimester Pregnancy and Evidence of Transmissionto Fetus in Utero in 13 Published Cases


1 Private Academic Practice, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission28-Apr-2020
Date of Decision03-May-2020
Date of Acceptance30-May-2020
Date of Web Publication22-Feb-2021

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Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Private Academic Practice, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_212_20

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. COVID-19 in Third-Trimester Pregnancy and Evidence of Transmissionto Fetus in Utero in 13 Published Cases. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2022;15:124

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. COVID-19 in Third-Trimester Pregnancy and Evidence of Transmissionto Fetus in Utero in 13 Published Cases. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 11];15:124. Available from: https://www.mjdrdypv.org/text.asp?2022/15/1/124/309945





Dear Sir,

COVID-19 is a new emerging disease from China that had already affected more than fifty countries.[1] This infection can cause disease in any age groups. Pregnant women might be infected. An interesting consideration is whether there is any vertical transmission of this disease. Here, the authors briefly reappraise on theavailable reports on the outcome of newborns of COVID-19 among pregnant women. There are at least 13 reported cases of COVID-19 infection in pregnant women in the third trimester.[2],[3],[4] All cases gave birth to normal neonates, and there was no vertical transmission. It might show that there should be no vertical transmission of COVID-19. The explanation requires further studies on viral and placenta pathophysiology.

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Li Y, Zhao R, Zheng S, Chen X, Wang J, Sheng X, et al. Lack of vertical transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, China. Emerg Infect Dis 2020;26:1335-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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