A CASE OF LATE ONSET NEONATAL COVID-19 INFECTION
Keywords:Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Reverse transcription Polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR), Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a communicable illness which has become a global pandemic involving all the age groups. We report a case of neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection in NICU of Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi in a 26-day-old neonate who presented to us with fever and refusal to feed. Laboratory parameters revealed SARS-CoV-2 and typical CT-chest findings. Considering this scenario, we are of the opinion that the transmission of the virus was horizontal. Under the current circumstances, COVID-19 should be in the differentials while evaluating all the neonates presenting with fever.