Successful management of a pregnant woman with COVID-19 and multiple severe complications

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We report a case of a 36-year-old gravida 2 para 1 woman at 38 weeks of gestation. A caesarean section was performed for severe pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and oligohydramnios. The patient suffered postoperative bleeding, and exploratory laparotomy was performed. Uterine atonia, Couvelaire uterus and left adnexal haematoma were found, requiring a supracervical hysterectomy. As COVID-19 pneumonia and superimposed bacterial infection developed, the patient was mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit. Remdesivir and meropenem were initially administered, but were changed to levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin following antibiotic sensitivity tests. Blood culture grew Enterococcus galinarum Meanwhile, bleeding of the incisional wound occurred, which was controlled by the cessation of heparin therapy and regular wound care. With intensive monitoring and multidisciplinary management, the patient's condition improved, and she was discharged from the hospital on day 25 from admission.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2021


  • COVID-19
  • emergency medicine
  • gynaecology and fertility
  • obstetrics


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