COVID-19; SARS-Cov-2; vertical transmission; twin pregnancy; preterm birth; perinatal outcomes; neonatal mortality
International Public Health | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Pediatrics
Transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first identified in 2019 and rapidly evolved into the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The emergence of a highly morbid disease has posed ongoing challenges in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of COVID-19. The uncertainty underlying medical decision making is further compounded by preexisting conditions, including pregnancy. Here, we report a twin pregnancy complicated by maternal COVID-19 and the vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2. We hope that our experiences contribute to a better understanding of the disease in pregnancy and, ultimately, guide the development of effective treatment and prevention strategies.
Chang, Tiffany C.; Herbert, Rebecca F.; Tran, Stacey N.; Weprinsky, Victoria M.; Burra, Bhaskari; and Dola, Chi
"Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a Twin Pregnancy,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 3:
6, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.hcahealthcare.com/hcahealthcarejournal/vol3/iss6/3