Intrauterine Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infection in a Preterm Infant

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We present a preterm infant who developed a fever and mild respiratory disease on the second day of life. Infant severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nasopharyngeal testing was positive at 24 and 48 hours of life. Placenta histopathology revealed SARS-CoV-2 infection by electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. Further understanding of the risk factors that lead to in utero transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E265-E267
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • coronavirus
  • neonatal
  • vertical transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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