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Fatality in a pregnant woman with COVID-19 after a cesarean section: A case report

  • Edy Parwanto ,
  • Reza Aditya Digambiro ,
  • Erdiyan Astato ,
  • Assangga Guyansyah ,

Abstract

Background: SARS-CoV-2 can infect anyone, including pregnant women. Pregnant women with COVID-19 experienced fetal hypoxia and reduced amniotic fluid; therefore, a cesarean section was performed. This study aimed to report a case of fatality in pregnant women's G3P1A1 status with COVID-19 after a cesarean section.

Case Report: The patient was a 33-year-old female 36-37 weeks pregnant with G3P1A1 status and infected with SARS-CoV-2. A cesarean section is performed to save the mother and fetus in cases of pregnancy complications. Due to fetal hypoxia and reduced amniotic fluid, a cesarean section was performed, thereby changing the patient status from G3P1A1 to P2A1. The baby survived, healthy and normal after the cesarean section, while the mother underwent COVID-19 treatment. However, the patient still experienced shortness of breath and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Unfortunately, she experienced more symptoms, including hematuria, respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and cardiac arrest on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, before her eventual death.

Conclusion: The pregnant mother G3P1A1, successfully underwent a cesarean section, and the baby is healthy and normal. The pregnant woman's condition worsened during treatment for COVID-19, and she died.

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How to Cite

Parwanto, E., Digambiro, R. A., Astato, E., & Guyansyah, A. (2022). Fatality in a pregnant woman with COVID-19 after a cesarean section: A case report. Bali Medical Journal, 11(1), 451–454. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v11i1.3301

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