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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

Case Report

A Case of Postpartum Maternal Death with COVID-19 in the West of Iran

Author(s): Maryam Ahmadi, Mehrangiz Zamani Bonab, Sorour Akbari, Hamideh Parsapour, Shohreh Alimohammadi and Ensiyeh Jenabi*

Volume 17, Issue 4, 2021

Published on: 30 December, 2020

Page: [365 - 367] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1573404817999201230235109

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Introduction: There are a limited number of studies about COVID-19 during delivery and postpartum.

Case Presentation: A 38 -years- old G3p2 woman at 35 weeks and 4 days of gestation was referred with the chief complaints of dyspnea, cough, headache, and fever. Pharyngeal swab polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was negative for COVID-19; however, in chest Computed Tomography (CT) angiography, ground glass was observed in the basal lobe of the left lung. The infant was born via cesarean section with a gestational age of 36 weeks and an Apgar score of 8/9. No infant document was found about COVID-19 and other infections in several days after delivery. The patient died eight days after the onset of symptoms due to cardiovascular collapse.

Discussion: we reported the first postpartum maternal death with COVID-19 and a healthy baby with no evidence of COVID-19 and a gestational age of 36 weeks.

Conclusion: Physicians should be aware that pregnant women with symptoms of respiratory infection and pulse negative PCR test should be followed for infection with COVID-19. This infection may lead to maternal death.

Keywords: Coronavirus (COVID-19), maternal, death, postpartum, Iran, case report.

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