Public Health Agency of Sweden's Brief Report: Pregnant and postpartum women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in intensive care in Sweden

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2020 Jul;99(7):819-822. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13901. Epub 2020 Jun 13.

Abstract

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has analyzed how many pregnant and postpartum women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have been treated in intensive care units (ICU) in Sweden between 19 March and 20 April 2020 compared with non-pregnant women of similar age. Cases were identified in a special reporting module within the Swedish Intensive Care Registry (SIR). Fifty-three women aged 20-45 years with SARS-CoV-2 were reported in SIR, and 13 of these women were either pregnant or postpartum (<1 week). The results indicate that the risk of being admitted to ICU may be higher in pregnant and postpartum women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in Sweden, compared with non-pregnant women of similar age.

Keywords: coronavirus; coronavirus disease 2019; intensive care; intensive care unit; postpartum; pregnancy; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Coronavirus Infections* / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections* / physiopathology
  • Coronavirus Infections* / therapy
  • Critical Care* / methods
  • Critical Care* / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / physiopathology
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / physiopathology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / virology
  • Puerperal Infection* / epidemiology
  • Puerperal Infection* / physiopathology
  • Puerperal Infection* / therapy
  • Puerperal Infection* / virology
  • Registries / statistics & numerical data
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sweden / epidemiology

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2