A full-term pregnant woman with secondary Evans syndrome caused by severe coronavirus disease 2019: a case report.

Journal: Journal Of Medical Case Reports

Background: In this report, we describe a very challenging case of a patient with secondary Evans syndrome caused by severe coronavirus disease 2019 infection in a pregnant full-term woman. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old full-term pregnant Indonesian woman presented with gross hematuria, dry cough, fever, dyspnea, nausea, anosmia, and fatigue 5 days after confirmation of coronavirus disease 2019 infection. Laboratory examinations showed very severe thrombocytopenia, increased indirect bilirubin, and a positive direct Coombs' test. From peripheral blood, there was an increased number of spherocytes, which indicated an autoimmune hemolytic process. Antinuclear antibody and anti-double-stranded DNA test results were negative, and her virology serological markers are also negative for human immunodeficiency virus, cytomegalovirus, and hepatitis B and C. Despite aggressive treatment with platelet transfusion, high-dose steroid, and thrombopoietin receptor agonists, the platelet count did not recover, and a speculative cesarean delivery had to be done with a very low platelet count.

Damai Santosa, uchlis A U Sofro, arida, urvita Nindita, ko A Pangarsa, udi Setiawan, aniel Rizky, atharina Suharti

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