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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


LIZAMA, Olga et al. Pre and post-natal epidemiological and clinical features of neonates born from mothers infected with COVID-19 and 14-day follow-up post discharge in Lima, Peru. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.1, pp.5-11. ISSN 1018-130X.


To describe prenatal and post-natal clinical features of neonates born from mothers with COVID-19 including 14-day follow-up post discharge.


Case series of neonates attended at Hospital Guillermo Almenara born from mothers infected with COVID-19 during the lockdown implemented by the Peruvian government. Neonates were divided in two groups based on positivity of the nasopharyngeal PCR test.


201 pregnant women with COVID-19 diagnosed by rapid tests who delivered 206 neonates were identified; 4 of these neonates had positive nasopharyngeal PCR tests. Pregnants infected with COVID-19 were younger than non-infected, but no differences were observed in route of delivery, sex of the newborn and body weight at birth. Two hundred and five neonates were discharged one week after birth ;181 neonates with negative nasopharyngeal negative PCR tests and 4 neonates with a positive PCR test were followed for 14 days, none presented symptoms and received mixed lactation.


Neonates born from mother infected with COVID-19 had minimal risk of getting the infection and their pre and post-natal development will not be affected despite of having a positive PCR test.

Keywords : Newborns; pregnancy; coronavirus infection; CRP.

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