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The New Indian Journal of OBGYN. 10(1):126-129

A study on the clinical profile and outcome of neonates with COVID-19 infection admitted in Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, Assam

Anupam Das, Indira Das, Hemkanta Dev Sarma


Background: On 31st December 2019, the first case of infection with novel pathogenic corona virus (1-6) was detected in Wuhan city of Hubei province of China. Later, on 11th March 2020, it was recognized by WHO as pandemic. Covid-19 infection is common in children and adults but remains uncommon in neonates. Objectives: To identify the clinical presentations and outcome of neonatal covid-19. Methods: It was a retrospective hospital based observational study conducted on neonates with covid-19 infection admitted in COVID ward and COVID NICU of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, Assam. Results: A total 36 neonates tested positive for covid-19 infection. 17 (47.2%) neonates were asymptomatic, 4 (11.1%) neonates had symptoms attributable to COVID 19 infection and 15 (41.6%) of the neonates had associated co-morbidities. Out of 4 symptomatic babies, 2 (50%) had mild symptoms, 1 (25%) each had moderate and severe symptoms. There was no mortality during the hospital stay. Conclusion: Most of the babies with Covid-19 were asymptomatic, out of symptomatic babies half of them had mild symptoms and there was no mortality.

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