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2020  |  Vol: 6(4)  |  Issue: Articles in press  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2020.6.4.4
Clinical manifestations and maternal outcomes of COVID-19 in pregnancy: A systematic review

Fadia Thamir Ahmed1*, Dalya Thamer Ahmed2

1Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, University of Baghdad, Iraq

2Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, College of Medicine, Iraqi University, Iraq

*Address for Corresponding Author

Fadia Thamir Ahmed

Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, University of Baghdad, Iraq


Abstract

Objectives: Aim of present work was to sum up the clinical presentations, symptoms, and maternal outcomes during pregnancy in women who are confirmed COVID-19 cases. Methods: Science Direct, PubMed, and Google Scholar have been searched for relevant articles published from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020, and a systematic review was done. Results: Twenty-five articles were established to be suitable, involved 410 pregnant women. The disease manifestations were comparable clinically to those that occurred in non-pregnant women, while the larger percent of complications (preterm birth, premature membrane rupture, and maternal death) have been stated. Conclusion: The infection with COVID-19 throughout pregnancy has comparable clinical manifestations and intensity of disease to non-pregnant women. It could be linked to significant maternal complications and outcomes.

Keywords: COVID-19, clinical manifestations, maternal outcomes, pregnancy

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