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Tabatabai R S, Asadi L, Mohammadi M, Rahmani M, Rezaeian E, Ghasemi F et al . Prenatal and clinical characteristics of pregnant women infected with COVID-19 in Yazd, Iran: A multicenter cross-sectional study. IJRM. 2022; 20 (7) :529-538
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1- Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Mother and Newborn Health Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2- Department of Midwifery, Research Center for Infection Disease, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. , l_asadi66@yahoo.com
3- Department of Midwifery, Research Center for Nursing and Midwifery Care, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
4- School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
5- Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
6- Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Abstract:   (119 Views)
Background: Coronavirus infection has caused widespread concern among mothers and physicians about the health of pregnant women and infants.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and prenatal findings of pregnant women with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) virus.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a descriptive study that was conducted in 6 mother and child care centers. In this study, 81 pregnant women with COVID-19 admitted to centers in the period from March 2020-September 2020 were studied. Clinical and prenatal findings of the pregnant mothers were recorded using a data collection form with details of demographic characteristics and were analyzed.
Results: The gestational age of the affected women was between 4 and 40 wk. 48 deliveries were performed and 25% of deliveries were preterm. Coronavirus infection was the cause of termination of pregnancy in 4 cases. The most common symptoms of women when visiting the medical centers were: dry cough (58.0%), muscle pain and myalgia (56.8%) and fever (51.9%). The most common laboratory findings in the women were: increased C-reactive protein (67.90%), lymphopenia (18.51%), decreased white blood cells (27.16%), and increased liver enzymes (18.51%). Regarding the status of the newborns, out of the 33 neonates examined, 3 neonates were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Conclusion: The most common symptoms of pregnant women with COVID-19 are similar to those of other adults. In relation to neonatal infection, given that a number of the neonates tested positive, there appears to be evidence of vertical transmission, which requires further investigation.
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