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Covid-19 Maternal Mortality in Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates and a review of all described maternal mortalities
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  • Ghalia Ashoor,
  • Juan Acuna,
  • Saleema Wani,
  • Tarek Ansari,
  • Sally El Deeb,
  • Jane Kelly,
  • Paul Bosio
Ghalia Ashoor
Fetal Medicine Research Institute
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Juan Acuna
Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research
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Saleema Wani
Corniche Hospital
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Tarek Ansari
Corniche Hospital
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Sally El Deeb
Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital
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Jane Kelly
Corniche Hospital
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Paul Bosio
Corniche Hospital
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Abstract

The case fatality rate of Covid-19 in pregnancies published so far varies significantly. In our cohort of 515 women we had 3 maternal deaths due to three varying pathologies related to Covid-19. Our first case died due severe ARDS and a superimposed Pneumothorax, our second case the main cause of death was Septic shock and our third case developed Covid-19 encephalitis that resulted in brain death. There is currently only 10 maternal mortality cases described in detail in the literature. All our 3 cases were of South Asian origin, 2 of which had a BMI above 35.