Published: 2021-06-28

Pancytopenia and transient synovitis of hip joint in a SARS CoV-2 positive pregnant female: a case report

Amrita Gaurav, Juhi Mishra, Rahul Sharma, Kavita Khoiwal, Rajkumar Yadav, Jaya Chaturvedi


Pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Apart from the typical clinical manifestations, atypical presenting features of COVID-19 are also being found. We report the case of a 20 years old COVID positive antenatal patient with pancytopenia. The patient presented with scar tenderness and was taken up for emergency caesarean section at a platelet count of 5860 per microlitre. She was managed with intraoperative and postoperative transfusion of blood products. She developed chronic persistent hip pain and was diagnosed to have transient synovitis of the hip joint, which was managed conservatively. COVID-19 is a new disease with evolving clinical presentation. Pancytopenia and synovitis of hip are a rare manifestation of COVID-19 and has never been reported in a pregnant woman with COVID-19.


Pancytopenia, Transient synovitis, Pregnancy, COVID-19

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