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Clinical Findings and Disease Severity in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Prospective multicenter cohort study of 77 pregnant women with COVID-19 in 12 Italian maternity hospitals, of whom 14 had severe disease (18%). Two thirds of the patients were admitted during the third trimester, and 84% were symptomatic on admission. Eleven patients underwent urgent delivery for respiratory compromise (16%), and six were admitted to the ICU (8%), but no deaths occurred. Preterm delivery occurred in 12% of patients, and nine newborns were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Patients in the severe subgroup had significantly higher pre-gestational body mass indexes and heart and respiratory rates and a greater frequency of fever or dyspnea on admission compared with women with a non-severe disease evolution

Two thirds of the patients were admitted during the third trimester, and 84% were symptomatic on admission. Eleven patients underwent urgent delivery for respiratory compromise (16%), and six were admitted to the ICU (8%), but no deaths occurred.

Preterm delivery occurred in 12% of patients, and nine newborns were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Patients in the severe subgroup had significantly higher pre-gestational body mass indexes and heart and respiratory rates and a greater frequency of fever or dyspnea on admission compared with women with a non-severe disease evolution.


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