Shruthi R1, Niruby Rasendrakumar2, Subashini S3 and Nidhi Sharma4*
1MBBS Student, Saveetha Medical College SIMATS, Kuthambaakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Junior Resident, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences , Chennai
3MSc Clinical Embryology, ARC, Saveetha Medical College SIMATS, Kuthambaakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saveetha Medical College SIMATS, Kuthambaakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Nidhi Sharma, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saveetha Medical College SIMATS, Kuthambaakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: June 26, 2021; Published: August 18, 2021
Citation: Nidhi Sharma., et al. “Fetomaternal Outcome in Pregnancy with COVID-19". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.9 (2021): 89-94.
Aims and Objectives: This study was to done to find the feto-maternal outcome when universal screening for COVID -19 was done in pregnancy. The effects of COVID-19 on placental histology and any evidence of vertical transplacental transmission were also investigated.
Materials and Methods: A total of 850 pregnant women were screened from April 2020-July 2020 Eighty nine mothers were found positive for covid-19 with RTPCR. All pregnancies with covid 19 positive screen were admitted. 30 women were referred to labour room for intrapartum care and their feto maternal outcome was studied.
Results: Covid -19 pregnancy is associated with miscarriages, preterm labour and intrauterine deaths. Placental lesions commonly observed are perivillous fibinous exudates, microthrombi and microinfracts. All newborns were covid negative tested by RT-PCR and hence transplacental transfer is not recorded in this preliminary report.
Conclusion: The placenta acts as a barrier against transmission of COVID -19, though placental affection with microthrombi, infarcts and perivillous fibrosis were evident in almost all placenta in Pregnancy with Covid -19.
Keywords: Covid-19; Pregnancy; Fetus; Newborn; Placenta
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