Study of symptomatology and presentations of COVID-19 in pregnancy at a tertiary care hospital

Ankita M. Metkari, Tushar T. Palve


Background: Objectives of this study were to study the incidence of SARS-CoV-19 positivity and the incidence of different signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy and comparison of the same with studies done in different populations previously.

Methods: In this retrospective study, antepartum and postpartum parameters were integrated into the clinical records and total 205 ANC and PNC SARS-CoV-19 positive patients were evaluated for the signs and symptoms of COVID -19 over 2 months.

Results: In our study, of all patients tested SARS-CoV-19 positive only 14.65% were symptomatic and rest were incidentally tested positive on admission. Of the symptomatic patients 50% had breathlessness followed by fever (13.33%). 92% patients had mild disease; approximately 8% had moderate disease and 6 out of 205 patient needed ICU care.

Conclusions: The present study shows that 85.35% SARS-CoV-19 positive ANC and PNC patients were asymptomatic while only 14.65% symptomatic with breathlessness being the most common symptom at our institute.


SARS-CoV-19 in pregnancy, COVID-19, Symptomatology in pregnancy

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