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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 883-892

COVID-19 in pregnancy: A preliminary 50-day review from India


1 Professor & Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New Delhi, India
2 Assistant Professor & COVID-19 Nodal Officer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New Delhi, India
3 Post Graduate Student, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New Delhi, India
4 HAG & Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New Delhi, India
5 Assistant Professor & COVID-19 Nodal Officer Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New Delhi, India
6 Professor & Medical Superintendent, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sheeba Marwah
Assistant Professor & COVID-19 Nodal Officer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1471_20

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Background: This retrospective review was done to gauge the preliminary experience of COVID-19 in pregnancy during first 50 days of lockdown in a tertiary care hospital of India. Methods: This was a single-centered study, wherein all the suspected women (as defined by ICMR guidelines) who were tested for SARS-CoV 2 infection by nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal swabs, and rendered to RT-PCR, were included. Parallel evaluation was performed for women in both groups for sociodemographic and obstetric attributes, risk factors, clinical presentation and feto-maternal outcome. Categorical variables were presented in number and percentage. Qualitative variables were equated using Chi-Square test/Fisher's exact test. A P value of < 0.05 was counted as significant. Results: Amongst 112 suspected cases, seven (6.25%) were found to be positive for SARS COV2. Majority of COVID-19 positive women hailed from urban hotspot areas (57.7%) and were un-booked (57.1%). Most were mild cases, and symptomatic (85.7%), with fever (57.1%) being predominant feature in all suspects; no adverse effects seen on pregnancy and fetus, with uneventful postpartum period. Conclusion: No adverse outcome in mother and baby after acquiring SARS-COV2 infection was observed, with maximum cases being mild; fever was the predominant symptom in all suspects, with significantly higher percentage in COVID-19 positives.


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