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Placental injury reported in women with COVID-19

Key clinical point: Unusual venous malformations and thrombi are reported in placentas of women with COVID-19, yet the infants appear healthy so far.

Major finding: Of 16 placentas in women with COVID-19, featured maternal venous malformations.

Study details: A case series of 16 placentas in women with COVID-19 versus controls.

Disclosures: Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Mestan had no relevant disclosures.


Shanes ED et al. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa089.