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Caesarean delivery of first prediagnosed COVID-19 pregnancy in Nigeria.

Authors
  • Makwe, Christian Chigozie1
  • Okunade, Kehinde Sharafadeen1
  • Rotimi, Muyiwa Kayode2
  • Ekor, Oluwayemisi Esther3
  • Oyeleke, Olalekan Gabriel4
  • Bello, Qazeem Oladele5
  • Oluwole, Ayodeji Ayotunde1
  • Akase, Iorhen Ephraim6
  • Ezenwa, Beatrice Nkoli7
  • Fajolu, Iretiola Bamikeolu7
  • Dada, Rotimi Williams5
  • Oshodi, Yewande8
  • Olatosi, John Olutola2
  • Opanuga, Olabisi Oluranti9
  • Omilabu, Sunday10
  • Ezeaka, Veronica Chinyere7
  • Afolabi, Bosede Bukola1
  • 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 2 Department of Anaesthesia, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 3 Department of Anaesthesia, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 4 Department of Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 5 Department of Nursing Services, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 6 Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 7 Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 8 Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 9 Pharmacy Department, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 10 Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. , (Niger)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pan African Medical Journal
Publisher
Pan African Medical Journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
36
Pages
100–100
Identifiers
DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2020.36.100.23892
PMID: 32774659
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently causing widespread infection and deaths around the world. Since the identification of the first case in Nigeria in February 2020, the number of confirmed cases has risen to over 9,800. Although pregnant women are not necessarily more susceptible to infection by the virus, changes to their immune system in pregnancy may be associated with more severe symptoms. Adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes have been reported among pregnant women with COVID-19 infection. However, literature is scarce on the peripartum management and pregnancy outcome of a pregnant woman with COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. We report the first successful and uncomplicated caesarean delivery of a pregnant woman with COVID-19 infection in Nigeria. © Christian Chigozie Makwe et al.

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