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China’s 4-Fold Surge in Congenital Abnormalities Amidst COVID-19
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China’s 4-Fold Surge in Congenital Abnormalities Amidst COVID-19

Chinese physicians have observed a heightened link between SARS-CoV-2 infection in early gestation and Situs Inversus, a congenital condition where internal organs exhibit a mirrored positioning. Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital abnormality characterized by a mirror-image transposition of both the abdominal and the thoracic organs. This is a global defect of situs orientation and failure to generate normal left-right asymmetry. Frequency of situs inversus is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 and is more frequent in males. Surge in Fetal Situs Inversus Cases During COVID-19 Writing in a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team stated that cases of fetuses with the rare congenital condition rose four-fold in the first seven months of 2023 post COVI...