This study states that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a rapidly spreading pandemic. Owing to changes in the immune system and respiratory physiology, pregnant women are vulnerable to severe viral pneumonia. We review the clinical course, pregnancy outcomes, and management of women with COVID-19 in pregnancy with a focus on those with kidney involvement. Current evidence does not show an increased risk of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and the maternal course appears to be similar to nonpregnant patients. However, severe maternal disease can lead to complex management challenges and has shown to be associated with higher incidence of preterm and caesarean births. The risk of congenital infection with SARS-CoV-2 is not known. All neonates must be considered as high-risk contacts and should be screened at birth and isolated. Pregnant women should follow all measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 exposure and this fear should not compromise antenatal care. Hence we conclude that Pregnant women with COVID-19 and kidney disease are a high-risk group and should be managed by a multidisciplinary team approach including a nephrologist and neonatologist.
Reference link- https://www.ackdjournal.org/article/S1548-5595(20)30121-X/fulltext
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