COVID-19 in Pregnancy

Submission deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Luca Roncati, MD
    Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences with interest in Transplantation, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Interests: gynaecopathology; gynaecological oncology; molecular oncology; human papilloma virus; PAP smear; breast cancer; target therapy; precision oncology; endocrine disruptors; SIDS; COVID-19
    Special Issues and Topics in IMR Press journals
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It was 11 March 2020, when the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, which would later shock the entire globe. Among the people most vulnerable to infection are pregnant women due to rearrangements in the immune and angiotensin systems. To combat COVID-19, specific and innovative vaccines have been launched in record time by conditional marketing authorization, whose long-term effects on the mother, fetus and newborn are not yet known. There are still limited data on the implications of COVID-19 infections for labor, although an increased risk of preterm delivery has been reported. Early studies indicated no evidence for vertical mother-to-child transmission of COVID-19 in late pregnancy, but more recent findings show that vertical transmission can occur in some cases. The aim and scope of this Special Issue is therefore to collect as much up-to-date information as possible on COVID-19 in pregnancy through a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Luca Roncati

Guest Editor

preterm labor
fetoplacental pathology
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