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April 2021 Vol. 9 No.4

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(4) pp. 216-224, April, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4717962

Original Research Article

Pregnancy and COVID – 19: From Early Diagnosis to Immediate and Effective Treatment


Efthymia I. Thanasa1, Athanasios N. Chasiotis2, Nikoleta Koutalia3, Ioannis K. Thanasas3*


1Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital of Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital of Trikala, Trikala, Greece

*Corresponding Author's Email: thanasasg@hotmail.com
Tel.: 00302431029103//00306944766469

Received: 22 March 2021  I  Accepted: 23 April 2021  I  Published: 27 April 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS21035
Copyright © 2021 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




"Coronavirus of Wuhan" or "new Coronavirus" or SARS – CoV – 2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus – 2) causes an infection known as COVID – 19. Infection is transmitted mainly by inhalation or contact with infected droplets, after coughing and sneezing by symptomatic or asymptomatic patients. The main characteristic clinical feature of COVID – 19 is fever accompanied by cough and/or shortness of breath. To confirm the diagnosis, molecular testing is required for sputum smears or secretions, preferably from the lower respiratory tract, as well as computed tomography (CT) scan of the lungs. There is no specific treatment. Adherence to the basic principles of management during pregnancy, labor and postpartum is mandatory. This article reviews the COVID – 19 infections during pregnancy, with regard mainly to the diagnosis and basic principles of women's management, as well as during childbirth and puerperium, the proper application of which is estimated to ensure the lowest rates of viral transmission to the mother and the newborn.

Keywords: SARS – CoV – 2, COVID – 19, pregnancy, transmission, symptoms, management, prevention.













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