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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2021, Vol. 48 Issue (4): 778-780    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog4804124
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COVID-19 in pregnancy
Luca Roncati1, *(), Greta Gianotti1, Elisa Ambrogi1, Giovanna Attolini1
1Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences with Interest in Transplantation, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, MO 41124 Modena, Italy
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Abstract  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the most dramatic pandemic of the new millennium with repercussions also in the obstetric-gynecological field. More recently, new research has disclosed that COVID-19 pregnant women are at higher risk for severe infections, intensive care unit admission, preeclampsia/eclampsia, maternal mortality, preterm birth, medically indicated preterm birth, severe neonatal morbidity index, and severe perinatal morbidity and mortality index. Here, we deal with the biomolecular bases behind these findings with particular reference to changes in the immune arrangement of pregnant women and to the angiotensin-converting system of blood pressure control. Pregnant women and clinicians should be therefore alerted to implement strictly all the recommended COVID-19 preventive measures, such as respiratory hygiene by filtering facepiece masks, physical distancing at least 1 meter, avoid interacting with sick people and spending time in crowded places, cleaning hands with sanitizer or soap and water.
Key words:  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)      Pregnancy      T-helper 1 (Th1)      T-helper 2 (Th2)      Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)      Angiotensin 2 (A2)      Angiotensin 1-7 (A1-7)      Preeclampsia      Eclampsia     
Submitted:  16 June 2021      Revised:  04 July 2021      Accepted:  09 July 2021      Published:  15 August 2021     
*Corresponding Author(s):  luca.roncati@unimore.it; roncati.luca@aou.mo.it; emailmedical@gmail.com (Luca Roncati)   

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Luca Roncati, Greta Gianotti, Elisa Ambrogi, Giovanna Attolini. COVID-19 in pregnancy. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2021, 48(4): 778-780.

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https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/10.31083/j.ceog4804124     OR     https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/Y2021/V48/I4/778

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