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Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on pregnancy and perinatal outcome.
BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 02; 16:105.BI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a viral respiratory disease. Most people infected with MERS-CoV develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. We report the clinical course of MERS-CoV infection in a pregnant woman who acquired the infection during the last trimester.

CASE PRESENTATION

The patient is a 33-year-old female working as a critical care nurse. She was 32 weeks pregnant when she presented with respiratory symptoms after direct contact with a MERS-COV patient. Although the patient was in respiratory failure, necessitated mechanical ventilation, and intensive care (ICU) admission, a healthy infant was delivered. The mother recovered. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in a pregnant woman.

CONCLUSIONS

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) known to cause severe acute respiratory illness associated with a high risk of mortality Various factors may have contributed to the successful outcome of this patient such as young age, presentation during the last stages of pregnancy, and possible differences in immune response.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. dr_al_serihi@hotmail.com. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P.O BOX 40047, Jeddah, 21499, Saudi Arabia. dr_al_serihi@hotmail.com.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. GWali@kfshrc.edu.sa.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. aalshukairi@kfshrc.edu.sa.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. balraddadi@kfshrc.edu.sa.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26936356

Citation

Alserehi, Haleema, et al. "Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) On Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcome." BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, 2016, p. 105.
Alserehi H, Wali G, Alshukairi A, et al. Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on pregnancy and perinatal outcome. BMC Infect Dis. 2016;16:105.
Alserehi, H., Wali, G., Alshukairi, A., & Alraddadi, B. (2016). Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on pregnancy and perinatal outcome. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 105. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1437-y
Alserehi H, et al. Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) On Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcome. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 2;16:105. PubMed PMID: 26936356.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on pregnancy and perinatal outcome. AU - Alserehi,Haleema, AU - Wali,Ghassan, AU - Alshukairi,Abeer, AU - Alraddadi,Basem, Y1 - 2016/03/02/ PY - 2015/09/08/received PY - 2016/02/16/accepted PY - 2016/3/4/entrez PY - 2016/3/5/pubmed PY - 2016/9/30/medline SP - 105 EP - 105 JF - BMC infectious diseases JO - BMC Infect Dis VL - 16 N2 - BACKGROUND: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a viral respiratory disease. Most people infected with MERS-CoV develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. We report the clinical course of MERS-CoV infection in a pregnant woman who acquired the infection during the last trimester. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 33-year-old female working as a critical care nurse. She was 32 weeks pregnant when she presented with respiratory symptoms after direct contact with a MERS-COV patient. Although the patient was in respiratory failure, necessitated mechanical ventilation, and intensive care (ICU) admission, a healthy infant was delivered. The mother recovered. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in a pregnant woman. CONCLUSIONS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) known to cause severe acute respiratory illness associated with a high risk of mortality Various factors may have contributed to the successful outcome of this patient such as young age, presentation during the last stages of pregnancy, and possible differences in immune response. SN - 1471-2334 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26936356/Impact_of_Middle_East_Respiratory_Syndrome_coronavirus__MERS_CoV__on_pregnancy_and_perinatal_outcome_ L2 - https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-016-1437-y DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -