Maternal and perinatal outcome of covid-19 in obstetric cases: 9 months experience from east java tertiary referral hospital

M. P. Wardhana, E. G. Dachlan, Aditiawarman, Ernawati, N. C. Maniora, R. Aditya, P. H. Habibie, K. E. Gumilar, B. Wicaksono, M. I.A. Akbar, A. Sulistyono, H. T. Juwono

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Background: Covid-19 infection in vulnerable obstetric patients still requires a lot of re-search, especially in developing countries to help determine the best policy to manage it. Objective: To analyze the characteristic of Covid-19 infection in obstetric patients. Methods: In an East Java tertiary Covid-19 referral hospital, a case control analysis was conducted using medical records on obstetric cases of Covid-19 infection from March until November 2021. Results: Covid-19 was identified in 109 cases (9.3%) from 1170 patients who came to our obstetric room. Majority came in pregnancy state with 76% and had delivered 93.6%. Most patients were as-ymptomatic (68.8%) with minimal contact history (2.8%). Comorbidity found in 41.3% cases, obesity and hypertension in pregnancy dominated the cases. Symptomatic cases were associated with lower gestational age (p=0,005) and birthweight (p=0,015), low lymphocyte count (p=0,006), abnormal chest X-Ray (p<0,001), intensive care admission (p=0,002) and maternal death (p<0,001), while asymptomatic cases were associated with more reactive antibody test (p=0,002). Conclusion: There were a high number of Covid-19 obstetric cases with the majority as-ymptomatic and came for delivery. Significantly higher reactive antibody tests in asymptomatic cases may aid Covid-19 identification. Covid-19 symptoms should be given more consideration, because they are linked to a lower gestational age, birth weight, poor clinical parameters, the need for intensive care, and maternal mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalNew Armenian Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Maternal mortality
  • Obstetrics complications
  • Perinatal outcome
  • Pregnancy


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