Clinical Profiles, Demographic Features, and Maternal Outcomes among Coronavirus Disease Positive Pregnant Women: A Cross-sectional Study

Authors

  • Zaheera Saadia Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Qassim University, Almulida, Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5545-3902
  • Robina Farrukh Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Sumaira Kanwal Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Quratulain Shahzad Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan image/svg+xml

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6183

Keywords:

Pregnant women, Coronavirus disease 2019, Neonates

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are susceptible to coronavirus infection due to physiological changes in the circulatory and immunological parameters.

AIM: The current study aimed to determine the demographic factors, clinical symptoms, and fetal-maternal outcomes and also compare the blood parameters and chest X-ray results among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive and negative pregnant women.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Complete blood count and Chest X-rays were performed as a routine in all pregnant women. Polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19 was performed for all women and the newborn.

RESULTS: The blood parameters revealed that a significantly greater proportion of COVID-19 positive pregnant women had abnormal hemoglobin, total leukocyte count, neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, monocyte count, bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and urea.

CONCLUSIONS: The present study provided crucial insights into epidemiological and clinical features during the perinatal period. Chest X-rays and blood routine examination are reliable findings to prevent COVID-19 complications among pregnant women.

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2021-06-25

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Saadia Z, Farrukh R, Kanwal S, Shahzad Q. Clinical Profiles, Demographic Features, and Maternal Outcomes among Coronavirus Disease Positive Pregnant Women: A Cross-sectional Study. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 25 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];9(B):486-91. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6183

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