Respiratory viral infections during pregnancy: effects of SARS-CoV-2 and other related viruses over the offspring

Claudia Riedel, Juan Carlos Rivera, Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Alexis M. Kalergis, Ma Cecilia Opazo

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Abstract

Little is known about the consequences of viral infection for pregnant woman or for the fetus. This issue became important with the appearance of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The infection with SARS-CoV-2 causes a respiratory syndrome known as COVID-19. The fast spreading around the world and the fact that without a treatment or vaccine humans are completely exposed, converts emerging viral diseases in a significant risk for pregnant women and their infants. At this time, during SARS-CoV-2 pandemics pregnant women are not considered as a risk population and little is known about the effects of viral infections over the offspring although the amount of emerging evidence showing detrimental effects for the mother and the fetus. This issue highlights the importance to understand the effects of viral infections during pregnancy. In this work, we analyze the effects of viral infections, like SARS-CoV-2 and other related viruses during pregnancy over the mother and the consequences for the offspring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • offspring immune response
  • pregnancy
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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