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A case report of COVID-19 in a pregnantwoman with clinical manifestations of chorioamnionitis in Ilam, Iran

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(2020) A case report of COVID-19 in a pregnantwoman with clinical manifestations of chorioamnionitis in Ilam, Iran. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. ISSN 22518711 (ISSN)

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Introduction: Confrontation with COVID-19 has threatened all people of the world, including pregnant women, as a high-risk group. Case Presentation: The present study presents a 29-year-old female G1P0 at 33 weeks' gestation. The patient's initial complaint was the premature rupture of membranes. The patient's vital signsshowed an abnormal pulse rate and temperature. Initial assessments were carried out, including regular monitoring and recording of vital signs, mother's blood ABG, uterine contractions, laboratory tests, and fetal heart rate. Treatment for chorioamnionitis began with intravenous ampicillin, gentamicin, and oral erythromycin. Because of the epidemic of COVID-19 in Iran and Ilam, a throat swab specimen was obtained from the upper respiratory tract of the patient. The RT-PCR assay confirmed that the throat swab sample of the patient was positive for COVID-19. A throat swab specimen was taken from the newborn for RT-PCR. Also, the mother's chest CT scan was done that showed abnormality; however, the RT-PCR throat swab specimen was negative for the newborn. The patient was transferred to the COVID-19 care unit. She was healthily discharged from the hospital with two negative RT-PCR tests. Her newborn was followed for two weeks, and no symptoms of COVID-19 were reported. Conclusions: Some major prenatal complications, including fetal distress, preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, and amniotic fluid abnormalities, have been reported among some pregnant women infected with COVID-19 (7); however, the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are deceptive. Therefore, low attention to all aspects of COVID-19 and late examination would increase the risk of spreading the disease among therapists providing services and other hospitalized mothers. These concerns make pregnant mothers afraid of even the most necessary referrals for appropriate and necessary midwifery interventions. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to two important issues: first, the concerns and anxieties of pregnant mothers and second, making the diagnosis in suspected cases as soon as possible. © 2020, Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Direkvand-Moghadam, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: COVID-19 Labor complications Obstetric complications
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 9
Number: 3
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ISSN: 22518711 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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