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Report of Positive Placental Swabs for SARS-CoV-2 in an Asymptomatic Pregnant Woman with COVID-19

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Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Largo R. Benzi 10, 16132 Genova, Italy
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Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Largo R. Benzi 10, 16132 Genova, Italy
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Department of Surgical and Diagnostic Sciences, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, University of Genova, 16132 Genoa, Italy
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Neonatology Unit, University of Genoa, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 16132 Genoa, Italy
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Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
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Medicina 2020, 56(6), 306; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56060306
Received: 27 April 2020 / Revised: 15 June 2020 / Accepted: 17 June 2020 / Published: 22 June 2020
Currently, limited data on maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women with infection and pneumonia related to SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are available. Our report aims to describe a case of placental swabs positive for the molecular research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 RNA in an asymptomatic woman with positive rhino-pharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 who underwent an urgent cesarean section in our obstetrics unit. Sample collection, processing, and laboratory testing were conducted in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance. In the next months, conclusive data on obstetrical outcomes concerning the gestational age and pregnancy comorbidity as well as the eventual maternal–fetal transmission are needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; pregnancy; placenta; rhino-pharyngeal swab; placental swab; cesarean section COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; pregnancy; placenta; rhino-pharyngeal swab; placental swab; cesarean section
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Ferraiolo, A.; Barra, F.; Kratochwila, C.; Paudice, M.; Vellone, V.G.; Godano, E.; Varesano, S.; Noberasco, G.; Ferrero, S.; Arioni, C. Report of Positive Placental Swabs for SARS-CoV-2 in an Asymptomatic Pregnant Woman with COVID-19. Medicina 2020, 56, 306.

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