Chapter 12

Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Children: Dangerous Trio?

Ozgur Karcioglu , Selman Yeniocak and Mandana Hosseinzadeh

Abstract

It has not been proven that the infection is transmitted to the baby in the uterus. It is currently known that pregnant women with COVID-19 are mostly infected in the last period of pregnancy. In general, the clinical course of the disease is similar to non-pregnant ones. Most drugs can be given to these women in the treatment of COVID-19 and its complications, while some are dangerous. In addition, women with COVID-19 can and should breastfeed their babies with adherence to universal precautions and hygiene. Tomography can be elicited in pregnant women due to this vital requirement. When pregnant women are suspected of having COVID-19, they have priority for treatment and hospitalization. Compared to adults, children have less tendency to be infected with the disease, and they recover from the disease with milder symptoms. Stronger immunity in children fed with breast milk and other vaccines is also a supportive assumption. Fever and respiratory complaints are common in children. Increased inflammatory markers and low lymphocyte count (and percentage) in complete blood count (lymphopenia) are less common in children.

Total Pages: 207-228 (22)

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