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COVID19 and pregnancy- Two lives at risk


Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access
Dr. Rashi Sarna,1 Dr. Anie Gupta,2  Dr. Vaishali Singla,3 Dr. Rajeev Chauhan,4 Dr. Summit Bloria5

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Abstract

Severe  acute  respiratory  syndrome  coronavirus  (SARS-CoV-2)  is  an  infectious  disease  with  rapid  and  efficient  human-to-human  transmission.  Pregnancy  is  relatively  an immunocompromised  state,  which  makes  it  more  vulnerable  to  infections,  thus  corona  virus  infection  can  be  hazardous  to  both  mothers  and  their  fetuses.  The  management  of  parturients  infected  with  COVID-  19  requires  special  considerations,  including  caring  for  critically  ill  pregnant  and  postpartum  women  to  protecting  health  care  workers  from  exposure.  Therefore  preparation  and  awareness  regarding  anesthetic  management  of  pregnant  women  with  COVID  19  is  paramount.  The  goal  of  this  review  is  to  update  the  anesthesiologists  caring  for  parturients  during  this  pandemic  and  opt  for  best  clinical  practice for management of such patients, when evidence is limited

Keywords

COVID19, pregnancy, anaesthetic management

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