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Intrauterine Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2. What do We Learn from Evolving Literature so Far?

1Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry, Kampala International University, Uganda


American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 4, 149-152
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-8-4-2
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

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Simon Byonanuwe, Robinson Ssebuufu, Yarine Fajardo, Emmanuel Nzabandora. Intrauterine Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2. What do We Learn from Evolving Literature so Far?. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2020; 8(4):149-152. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-8-4-2.

Correspondence to: Simon  Byonanuwe, Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry, Kampala International University, Uganda. Email: byonsimon@gmail.com

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remains at every one’s toes all over the world with every aspect of life affected. Infection reports of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy seem to be on the raise in certain parts of the world. There is an apparent concern of possibility of intrauterine vertical transmission of this pathogen. This review aimed to analyze what is in the scientific literature so far in regard to the possibility of intrauterine vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 so as to offer suggestions that might contribute to future research and awareness of possible intrauterine transmission of SARS-CoV-2. It was noted that although seemingly sporadic, the published cases so far call for urgent need for a standard protocol for diagnosis of intrauterine vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, clear understanding of the mechanisms and risk factors for the transmission, as well as efforts towards ensuring accessibility of the necessary diagnostics for suspected intrauterine infections.

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