Covid-19 as a possible risk factor of intrauterine fetal death

Authors: Válková A.;  Hubka P.
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a FN Bulovka, Praha
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2021; 86(6): 410-413
Category: Review Article


Objective: To summarize information about possible effects of covid-19 on intrauterine fetal death and present three cases of intrauterine fetal death in women with recent covid-19 infection. Methods: Review of available information about pregnancy with covid-19 and comparison with own observation of cases during spring 2021. Conclusion: Covid-19 influences risk of intrauterine fetal death, preeclampsia/eclampsia or HELLP syndrome. Coagulation changes and drop of platelets is considered as one of the causes of intrauterine fetal death due to fetal vascular malperfusion.


obstetrics – COVID-19 – intrauterine fetal death


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