First COVID-19 maternal mortality in the UK associated with thrombotic complications

Br J Haematol. 2020 Jul;190(1):e37-e38. doi: 10.1111/bjh.16849. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Abstract

We report the first maternal death of a 29‐year woman of Pakistani origin at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (BHH), UK on the 8 April 2020. She had a body mass index (BMI) of 35, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on metformin and insulin, renal tubular acidosis, asthma and vitamin D deficiency. In her first pregnancy, she had a stillborn baby. At her first antenatal (booking) visit, her glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) was 9.7%. She also had a high albumin creatinine ratio but with normal kidney function.

Keywords: pregnancy; public health; thrombosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections* / blood
  • Coronavirus Infections* / complications
  • Coronavirus Infections* / drug therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / blood
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / complications
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / blood
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / blood
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics* / blood
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Thrombosis* / blood
  • Thrombosis* / drug therapy
  • Thrombosis* / etiology
  • United Kingdom