Hemostasis in pregnant women with COVID-19

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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Nov 27. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13499. Online ahead of print.


Pregnancy is a prothrombotic condition characterized by a procoagulant imbalance that serves to protect women from bleeding but increases their risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) [1]. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has not spared pregnant women with regards to VTE [2]. A coagulopathy that increases the risk of thrombosis has been reported in patients with severe COVID-19 infection [3]. At present, no data are available on the hemostatic status of pregnant women with COVID-19, and whether coagulation parameters are additionally influenced by COVID-19 remains unclear.

PMID:33245783 | DOI:10.1002/ijgo.13499