Maternal-perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 in a level III hospital in Peru

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https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2021.381.6358

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Covid-19, Pandemics, Coronavirus-2019-nCoV, Coronavirus infection, Pregnancy, Newborn, Infants

Abstract

The present study aimed to describe the perinatal outcomes of newborns of mothers with 2019 coronavirus infection identified before delivery in a level III hospital in Peru. Sociodemographic variables, obstetric complications, and neonatal morbidities were evaluated in the births that occurred between April 1 and June 30, 2020, at the National Maternal Perinatal Institute of Peru. 43 newborns were registered: 93% came from asymptomatic mothers, the most frequent obstetric complications were premature rupture of membranes (18.6%) and pre-eclampsia (11.6%), 65.1% of the births were vaginally, only one of the newborns had a positive result to RT-PCR for COVID-19, the comorbidities of the newborns were prematurity (11.3%) and low birth weight (9.3%); four were admitted to intermediate care and two to intensive care. It is concluded that 2.4% of newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 presented positive molecular test of RT-PCR, 14% of newborns presented morbidity as prematurity, low birth weight, sepsis and pneumonia that required ventilation. Neonatal morbidity was found in newborns whose RT-PCR test was negative for COVID-19.

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2020-12-22

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Dávila-Aliaga C, Hinojoza-Pérez R, Espinola-Sánchez M, Torres-Marcos E, Guevara-Ríos E, Espinoza-Vivas Y, et al. Maternal-perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 in a level III hospital in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];38(1):58-63. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/6358