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Caspian J Intern Med 2022, 13 - Covid 19 Supplement 2: 295-298 Back to browse issues page
Termination of pregnancy due to Covid-19 induced damage to the placenta: A case report
Shamsi Zare , Nasrin Sufizadeh , Payman Rezagholi *
Department of Operating Room, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , paimanrezagholy@gmail.com
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Background: The effects of COVID-19 and its connection with pregnant women and infants have received growing attention of neonatal specialists and gynecologists. COVID-19 causes mild upper respiratory infections, leading to severe illness in patients with defective immune systems. In pregnant women with COVID-19 due to the adverse effects of this disease maintaining maternal health and preventing fetal death is essential and vital. The aim of this study is to report an unusual observation of Termination of pregnancy due to COVID-19 induced damage to the placenta.
Case presentation: A 33-year-old female patient with a gestational age of 33 weeks. The main symptoms and main concerns of the patient were shortness of breath and cough. Following positive PCR test results and CT, the COVID-19 diagnosis was confirmed. Due to the positive OCT and fetal heart failure, it was decided to terminate pregnancy and thus the patient underwent emergency Cesarean section and the infant was born weighing 2700 g and Apgar 10.
Conclusion: Common manifestations of COVID-19 in pregnant women include fever, cough, and muscle pain. The most common laboratory results are decreased blood lymphocytes and increased blood CRP. Pregnancy and childbirth complications in pregnant women with COVID-19 included elevated preterm delivery, increased Cesarean section rate, and infant mortality. As a result, pregnant women with COVID-19 should immediately have an ultrasound to diagnose placental thrombosis.
Keywords: Termination Pregnancy, COVID-19, Placenta damage
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2021/02/1 | Accepted: 2021/04/5 | Published: 2022/04/6
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zare S, Sufizadeh N, rezagholi P. Termination of pregnancy due to Covid-19 induced damage to the placenta: A case report. Caspian J Intern Med 2022; 13 :295-298
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