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

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Maryam Ahmadi, Mehrangiz Zamani Bonab, Sorour Akbari, Hamideh Parsapour, Shohreh Alimohammadi and Ensiyeh Jenabi*   Pages 362 - 364 ( 3 )

Abstract:


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.

Affiliation:

Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan,, Clinical Research Development Unit of Fatemieh Hospital, Department of Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan,, Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan,, Clinical Research Development Unit of Fatemieh Hospital, Department of Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan,, Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan,, Clinical Research Development Unit of Fatemieh Hospital, Department of Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan



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