Turkish Thoracic Journal
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COVID-19 Pregnant Patient Management with a Case of COVID-19 Patient with An Uncomplicated Delivery


Department of Chest Diseases, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey


Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2020; 21: 354-356
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2020.20135
Read: 3604 Downloads: 404 Published: 30 September 2020

Pregnancy has always been a concern in epidemics all over the world. While coronavirus (COVID-19) disease ravages the world, it is a big curiosity how pregnant women will be affected by this disease. There are a few published case series and commentary of COVID-19 occurring during pregnancy. In this study, we discussed how to manage this disease in pregnant women. A 38-week pregnant, 37-year-old woman whose father passed away from COVID-19 admitted to the hospital with dyspnea, nonproductive cough, and fever. She had positive radiological features for COVID-19, and her rapid antibody test was positive. Lopinavir–ritonavir combination and azithromycin treatments were given, and the patient’s symptoms regressed with treatment. The patient was taken to cesarean by providing isolation conditions, and she had a healthy baby with an uncomplicated delivery. There are no certain data about whether COVID-19 infection is worse in pregnant patients or not. On the basis of the limited data in the literature, we cannot see intrauterine transmission from infected mother to baby. However, we know that there would be serious pulmonary complications for the infected mother. Fortunately, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection did not progress more severely in pregnant women than in the normal population compared with the previous severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak.

Cite this article as: Özçelik N, Özdemir S, Gürlek B, Yıldız İE. COVID-19 pregnant patient management with a case of COVID-19 patient with an uncomplicated delivery. Turk Thorac J 2020; 21(5): 354-6.

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