Vol. 6 No. 01 (2023)
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Demographic and Clinical Profile of COVID-19 Positive Pregnant Women — Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Bangladesh

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Kazi Nazma Begum
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mugda Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Farjana Akther
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sumaiya Bushra
Student, Green Life Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Abstract

Introduction: Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, several studies have been conducted to examine associated factors. Limited studies have focused on pregnant women infected with COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Pregnant women may be susceptible to coronavirus infection because of physiological changes in the circulatory and immunological parameters. Aim of the study: This study aimed to evaluate the demographic and clinical profile of Covid-19 positive pregnant women. Methods and materials: This was a cross-sectional study that was conducted in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mugda Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 26 March 2021 to 21 July 2022. A total of 94 pregnant women diagnosed as COVID-19 patients by RT-PCR tests were enrolled in this study as the study subjects. A convenient purposive sampling technic was used in sample selection. All data were processed, analyzed and disseminated by using MS Excel and SPSS version 23.0 program as the necessity. Results: In the study, 23% had comorbidities like HTN, DM, CKD, asthma, or CVD. One-third were in their 2nd pregnancy, 30% in their 3rd pregnancy, and 45% were nulliparous. COVID-19 symptoms included fever (96%) and cough (91%). Abnormal levels of hemoglobin (13%), FBS (40%), WBC (45%), neutrophil count (94%), lymphocyte count (89%), and platelet count (9%) were observed. Conclusion: COVID-19 infection rates appear higher among pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. The most common symptoms for pregnant COVID-19 cases are fever and cough, while lower abdominal pain is a prevalent pregnancy symptom in these patients.

Published 28-11-2023

Keywords

  • Demographic,
  • Clinical,
  • Covid-19,
  • Pregnant,
  • Obstetrics,
  • Fever,
  • Pain
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Begum KN, Akther F, Bushra S. Demographic and Clinical Profile of COVID-19 Positive Pregnant Women — Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Bangladesh. The Insight [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];6(01):208-13. Available from: https://bdjournals.org/index.php/insight/article/view/356