Pneumonia in the Pregnant Patient: A Synopsis

, and , Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

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Medscape General Medicine. 1999;1(3) 

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Tables

Table I. Summary of Complications in the Pregnant Patient With Pneumonia

Author Hopwood Benedetti Madinger Berkowitz
Year 1965 1982 1989 1990
Prematurity N/A N/A 36% 0%
Fetal death 4.3% 5.2% 12% 0%
Maternal death 8.6% 8.6% 4% 0%
Bacteremia N/A 0% 16% 15%
Mech. Vent 8.6% 0% 20% 8%
Others SLE flare n=1
Shock n=1
Anemia 49% Empyema 8% None

Table II. Etiologic Agents in the Pregnant Patient With Pneumonia

Author Year Sample size (n) S pneumoniae H influenzae Unknown
Hopwood 1965 23

12(52%)
Benedetti 1982 39 13(33.3%) 4(10.2%) 18(46%)
Madinger 1989 25 4 (16%) 2(8%) 11(44%)
Berkowitz 1990 25 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 14(56%)

Table III. Distribution of Blood Gas Values in Pregnant Patients With Pneumonia[9]

pO2 (mm Hg) Subjects (n=25)
50-60 3
61-70 9
71-80 8
81-90 5

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