Placental Pathology in a COVID-19
Positive Patient with Abruptio Placentae- A Case Report
Dr. Nishtha Jaiswal,
Flat No. 203, Type 4, LHMC Faculty Flats, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
The effects of Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the placental tissue are still being explored. Whether these placental changes result in adverse foeto-maternal outcome is an aspect that needs to be understood. This is a report of 32-year-old pregnant woman who presented with Antepartum Haemorrhage (APH) and decreased foetal movements. She was also diagnosed to be positive for the SARS-CoV-2. The patient had abruptio placentae unrelated to pre-eclampsia. On histopathological examination, the umbilical cord showed funisitis with increased perivillous fibrin deposition on section from foetal and maternal surface of the placenta. Though the foetus was stillborn, with timely management the maternal outcome was not compromised.