Severe COVID-19 infection in a 32 weeks pregnant woman successfully treated with convalescent plasma therapy

Authors

  • Ashraful Hoque Department of Blood Transfusion, Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery, Bangladesh
  • Talukder Mohammad Al Amin North East Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54685

Keywords:

Corona virus disease 19, Convalescent plasma therapy, Neutralizing titre, Transfusion reactions

Abstract

From the beginning of corona virus disease 19(COVID-19) pandemic, there has been concern how to protect vulnerable group like pregnant women from severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2(SARS-CoV-2). Historically, pregnant women experiences increased mortality during any pandemic situation. Pregnant women show almost the similar clinical features as that of non-pregnant adults with COVID-19 infection. Different systematic reviews have begun to focus light on pregnancy outcomes in COVID-19 patients, but knowledge is very limited and still the basis is case series and individual experiences. Apart from the scientifically proven therapeutic options used in COVID-19 such as steroid, low molecular weight heparin, the role of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) has never been evaluated. We present a case of a pregnant woman of 32 weeks of conception, treated with CPT with favourable outcome in a private hospital of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BSMMU J 2021; 14 (COVID -19 Supplement): 64-66

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Published

2021-07-07

How to Cite

Hoque, A., & Al Amin, T. M. (2021). Severe COVID-19 infection in a 32 weeks pregnant woman successfully treated with convalescent plasma therapy. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 14(3), 64–66. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54685

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Case Reports