Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register
Linehan 2021

SARS-CoV-2 placentitis: an uncommon complication of maternal COVID-19

  1. Study Type
  2. Observational
  1. Study Aim
  2. Diagnostic/Prognostic
  1. Study Design
  2. Case Report
  1. Intervention Assignment
  2. Not Applicable

SARS-CoV-2 placentitis: an uncommon complication of maternal COVID-19

Linehan L, O'Donoghue K, Dineen S, White J, Higgins JR, Fitzgerald B
Journal article
Report Results
We present a case of third trimester pregnancy complicated by SARS-CoV-2 infection and subsequent reduced fetal movements, resulting in emergency Caesarean delivery with demonstrable placental SARS-CoV-2 placentitis. We show through illustration of this case and literature review that SARS-Co-V-2 placentitis is an uncommon but readily recognisable complication of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection that may be a marker of potential vertical transmission and that may have the capacity to cause fetal compromise through a direct injurious effect on the placenta