Am J Pathol 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
Pole of Obstetrics, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique (IREC), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Brussels, Belgium; Division of Obstetrics, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.
Despite occasional reports of SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission during pregnancy, the question of placental infection and its consequences for the newborn remain questionable. Here, we analyzed the placentas of 31 COVID-19-positive mothers by RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. We only detected one case of placental infection, which was associated with intrauterine demise of the fetus. Read More