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COVID-19 as a Possible Cause of Unexplained Maternal Polyhydramnios: A Case Report

Neeraj Kumar, SK Arun, Abhyuday Kumar, Sarfaraz Ahmad

Keywords : COVID-2019, Parturient, Polyhydramnios

Citation Information : Kumar N, Arun S, Kumar A, Ahmad S. COVID-19 as a Possible Cause of Unexplained Maternal Polyhydramnios: A Case Report. Res Inno Anesth 2022; 7 (2):62-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-2018

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: Pregnant women are uniquely susceptible to severe illnesses with a viral infection, possibly due to the shift from cellular to humoral immunity during pregnancy and puerperium. The relationship between clinically evident polyhydramnios in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection and poor perinatal outcome has not been evaluated. Case description: We describe as case of 28-year-old pregnant female with mild systemic disease (ASA-II) having COVID-19 with moderate polyhydramnios underwent an emergency cesarean section under spinal anesthesia due to fetal distress. She had class II obesity, cough, and fever with moderate COVID-19. Conclusion: Since COVID-19 is a viral infection, it may have caused placental insult due to cytokine storm during the pregnancy and resulted in polyhydramnios.

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