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Guideline
. 2020 Apr 22;10(4):243.
doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10040243.

ISIDOG Recommendations Concerning COVID-19 and Pregnancy

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ISIDOG Recommendations Concerning COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Francesca Donders et al. Diagnostics (Basel). .
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Abstract

Providing guidelines to health care workers during a period of rapidly evolving viral pandemic infections is not an easy task, but it is extremely necessary in order to coordinate appropriate action so that all patients will get the best possible care given the circumstances they are in. With these International Society of Infectious Disease in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISIDOG) guidelines we aim to provide detailed information on how to diagnose and manage pregnant women living in a pandemic of COVID-19. Pregnant women need to be considered as a high-risk population for COVID-19 infection, and if suspected or proven to be infected with the virus, they require special care in order to improve their survival rate and the well-being of their babies. Both protection of healthcare workers in such specific care situations and maximal protection of mother and child are envisioned.

Keywords: COVID-19; coronavirus; maternal complications; obstetric complications; pandemic; pregnancy outcome; review.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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