Most common symptoms within first week of diagnosis
Cough: 46% | Fatigue: 38% | Headache: 25%
Fever was only present in 12%
Time to symptom resolution
Median time: 37 days (95% CI, 35 to 39 days)
By week 3: 52% asymptomatic
By week 4: 60% asymptomatic
At 8 weeks: 25% of patients still had lingering symptoms
While most pregnant women with COVID-19 had resolutions of symptoms by 3 weeks, a quarter of patients diagnosed in pregnancy or postpartum still had symptoms at 2 months follow-up
Fever was less common compared to studies in non-pregnant cohorts previously reported in the literature
The authors conclude
…presenting symptoms in this primarily outpatient cohort of pregnant patients differ from those in nonpregnant populations, with a lower prevalence of fever and higher rates of fatigue, body aches, and headaches
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