Short Article - Research and Reports in Gynecology and Obstetrics (2021) Volume 2, Issue 1
Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in a COVID 19 Postpartum with Preeclampsia: A Case Report
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-COV2) that has been associated with severe multiorgan complications. Unexpected development of this global health crisis makes health care practitioners unaware of the pathogenesis of this new disease. Only a few studies were published regarding COVID 19 in pregnancy and its effect on intrapartum as well as postpartum period. The strategies in management are constantly changing thus reports and case series are crucial in expanding our understanding of COVID 19 in pregnancy. Many questions arise such as: 1) are pregnant patients more vulnerable to having COVID 19? 2) Does having COVID 19 predispose pregnant patients to develop hypertensive disorders and cerebrovascular accidents? At this juncture, there is no reported case of a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in a COVID 19 postpartum and also there were limited reported cases of stroke in patients with postpartum preeclampsia. Presented in this paper is a case of COVID 19 patient diagnosed with postpartum preeclampsia which progressed to a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
Author(s): Jamielou DJ. Dizon