Case report of placental abruption with new coronavirus infection

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Gynecology, Women's Health and Disease Research Center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

2 Department of Gynecology, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

4 Research center for social Determinants of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran


Introduction: Prevalence of pacemaker 0.4-1 Percentage of surgical site infections is reported in 14-16% of all nosocomial infections and is a common complication after cesarean section. The present study reports a case of covid-positive placenta abruption that develops a cesarean section infection a few days after emergency cesarean section.
Case Report: The patient, a 34-year-old woman experiencing her fourth pregnancy, suffered severe vaginal bleeding
and abdominal pain at 34 weeks of gestation and underwent emergency cesarean section at the diagnosis of placental abruption. 5 days after the operation, the patient was checked for Covid-19 PCR, which was positive. Because the patient had no clinical symptoms and was not a problem for women, he was discharged and was advised to visit on an outpatient basis. 5 days after discharge, the patient returned to the hospital with symptoms of abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, chills, and purulent discharge from the cesarean section and vaginal incision. The abscess at the site of the cesarean section was finally discharged with repair of the abdominal wall, in good general condition and with stable vital signs.
Conclusion: Due to the recent spread of the corona pandemic, not much research has been done on its effects on
pregnancy, fetus and placenta, and the manner of delivery and infection after cesarean section. But more research is needed to prove this, given the newness of the Corona pandemic, and there may be an effective link between covid 19 and placental abruption and an increased risk of surgical site infection.


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