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Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia

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VIGIL-DE GRACIA, Paulino et al. COVID-19 and pregnancy. Review and updateCOVID-19 and pregnancy. Review and update. Rev. peru. ginecol. obstet. [online]. 2020, vol.66, n.2, 00006. ISSN 2304-5132.


: To search for all the information and available evidence on infection with SARS-CoV-2, a virus that appeared during the first 4 months of 2020, and pregnancy.


: Systematic review in PubMed and Google Scholar databases until April 25, 2020. We searched for published articles related to pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2. There was no language restriction. The search was extended to the references of the articles found.


: In pregnant women with COVID-19, more than 90% of patients evolve mildly, 2% require intensive care. One maternal death has been reported. Prematurity occurs in approximately 25% of the cases, with predominance of late preterm infants; premature rupture of membranes presents in about 9%. Perinatal mortality is lower or similar to that of the general population, and vertical transmission has not been shown.


: Obstetrician-gynecologists must prepare to attend more cases with COVID-19 and therefore they need to know this disease. COVID-19 progresses similarly in pregnant and non-pregnant women, although it is associated to prematurity. While vertical transmission has not been demonstrated, horizontal transmission during vaginal birth is very likely.

Keywords : COVID-19; Pregnancy infectious complications; Maternal mortality; Perinatal mortality; Infectious disease transmission; vertical.

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