Clinical Characteristics and Report of Seven Iranian Neonates Born to Mothers with Covid-19
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 303-311
Received: Jun. 17, 2020;
Accepted: Jul. 14, 2020;
Published: Aug. 4, 2020
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Farhad Abolhasan Choobdar, Department of Neonatology, Ali Asghar Children’s Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Maral Ghassemzadeh, Department of Neonatology, Firuzgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Ezzat Abbariki, Department of Neonatology, Firuzgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Attarian, Department of Neonatology, Firuzgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
The outbreak of Covid-19 infection is an actual public health challenge. Iran is fighting hard against the virus outbreak. Although at first it seemed that the disease does not affect infants and the neonates, But the population of affected infants and neonates appears to be increasing. This article is written to share some of the experiences about encountering with neonates born to mothers with covid-19. It describes the maternal, perinatal and neonatal aspects of the disease in seven Iranian cases. It also explains the outcome of delivery and follow up of mothers and their neonates after they discharged from hospital. According to our vague and incomplete knowledge about this novel disease and also hazardous side effects of its specific drugs which are not fully evaluated in neonatal population, in this article we just emphasize on routine and supportive care and avoiding unconventional therapy. In this case series we manage our patients according to their disease such as pneumonia, transient tachypnea of neonates or respiratory distress syndrome by using antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition and supplementary oxygen therapy with the preference of non-invasive methods. We didn’t use any novel treatment for Covid-19 disease. We also carefully considered isolation and personal protection issues.
Farhad Abolhasan Choobdar,
Clinical Characteristics and Report of Seven Iranian Neonates Born to Mothers with Covid-19, American Journal of Pediatrics.
Vol. 6, No. 3,
2020, pp. 303-311.
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