Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Reproductive Health?

Abstract Pre-eclampsia (PE) is an obstetric disease with a multifactorial cause that affects ∼ 5% of pregnant women. Vision can be affected with varying severity, and retinal detachment is a very rare complication. It tends to be bilateral, diagnosed postpartum, and more prevalent in women who are primiparous and/or undergo caesarean delivery. The condition typically resolves completely and rarely causes total visual loss in the affected women. Fluorescence angiographic findings support the hypothesis that retinal detachment in PE is secondary to choroidal ischemia from intense arteriolar vasospasm. The present article is related to a case of a 37-year-old pregnant woman who had PE associated with a progressive blurred vision, diagnosed by ophthalmology as serous macular detachment of the retina.Resumo A pr é-eclâmpsia (PE) é uma doença obstétrica com uma causa multifactorial que afeta ∼ 5% das gr ávidas. A visão pode ser afetada com uma gravidade variável, sendo o descolamento de retina uma complicação muito rara. Geralmente é bilateral e seroso, e a sua patogênese encontra-se relacionada com a isquemia coroidal, secundária a um intenso vaso espasmo arteriolar. A maioria dos doentes tem recuperação completa da visão com tratamento conservador. No presente artigo, é relatado um caso de uma grávida de 37 anos que desenvolveu PE com critério...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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