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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-43

A series of unfortunate events: Guillain-Barre syndrome on a COVID-positive pregnant patient

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

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Dr. Ma Kristina Barbara O. Reyes
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Avenue Medical Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/pjog.pjog_7_22

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Pregnancy involves various changes to adapt and ensure the growth and development of the fetus. These changes explain why pregnant women are at high risk for certain diseases. Compared with the nonpregnant, their morbidity and mortality are increased. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the causative agent of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), has been associated with severe outcomes, especially in pregnant women with a propensity to attack the neural tissue and cause several neurologic manifestations and diseases like Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). This is a case report of a 22-year-old G2P0 (0010) who presented with upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and eventually develop an ascending symmetrical limb weakness. This paper aims to: (1) present a case of GBS on a COVID-19 confirmed pregnant woman, (2) discuss the association between GBS and COVID-19, and (3) discuss the intrapartum management in a pregnant woman presenting with GBS.

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