SARS and pregnancy: a case report

Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Feb;10(2):345-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1002.030736.

Abstract

We report a laboratory-confirmed case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in a pregnant woman. Although the patient had respiratory failure, a healthy infant was subsequently delivered, and the mother is now well. There was no evidence of viral shedding at delivery. Antibodies to SARS virus were detected in cord blood and breast milk.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Antibodies, Viral / metabolism
  • Female
  • Fetal Blood / immunology
  • Fetal Blood / virology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Milk, Human / immunology
  • Milk, Human / virology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / immunology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / virology
  • SARS Virus / immunology
  • SARS Virus / isolation & purification
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / complications*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / immunology
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / virology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral