David A. Kaufman, MD
A neonate born to a mother infected with SARS-CoV-2 at a hospital in Wuhan, China, had elevated levels of immunoglobuin M, or IgM, and immunoglobulin G, or IgG, antibodies and abnormal cytokine test results 2 hours after birth, suggesting that the newborn was infected in utero, researchers reported in JAMA.
At 2 hours of age, the neonate’s SARS-CoV-2 IgG level was 140.32 AU/mL, and their IgM level was 45.83 AU/mL, the researchers wrote. Cytokines were elevated (interleukin-6, 28.26 pg/mL; interleukin-10, 153.60 pg/mL), and white blood cell count was 18.08 x 109/L. A chest CT was normal.
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