Neonatal COVID & MIS-C in the Newborn

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There are three potential mechanisms of maternal transfer of SARS CoV-2 to the newborn infant:

  1. Intrauterine transmission through transplacental hematogenous spread or viral particles in amniotic fluid that are ingested or inhaled by the fetus. This mode of transmission appeared less likely in 2020.This Webinar will highlight a few sick MIS-C Neonates (transplacental hematogenous transfer of SARS- CoV-2 IgG Antibodies) successfully managed over the last 3-4 months suggesting that this mode of transmission is possible.
  2. Intrapartum transmission after exposure to maternal infected secretions or feces around the time of birth.
  3. Postpartum transmission from an infected mother, family member, or health care worker. Transmission from an infected mother is more likely from respiratory secretions and unlikely from breast milk.

This case-based Webinar will share covid management experience in the Neonatal population during the 1st & 2nd wave in Hyderabad, India. 

About the speakers

Dr Satish Ghanta is a Developmental Pediatrician, Neonatologist, Pediatric Intensivist & Director at LITTLE STARS Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
He completed his Paediatrics training from KMC Manipal and has spent time in the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick as a Neonatal Intensive Care Fellow and at Sydney Children's Hospital as a Pediatric Intensive Care Fellow.
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Professor Abdel-Latif Mohamed is a Senior Neonatologist at Canberra Hospital. He is a Professor of Neonatal Medicine with the Australian National University, Canberra and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne. For more information: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/mohamed-a
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Dr Anil Gupta is a Paediatrician, Neonatologist, Paediatric Intensivist at Little Stars Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
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Dr Sankeerth Yellinedi is a Paediatrician, Neonatologist, Paediatric Intensivist at Little Stars Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India.