Aim and Objectives: The present study was done to study correlation of chest x-ray findings and clinical parameters with outcome in COVID-19 pregnant subjects.
Materials and Method: The study was conducted after clearance from Board of Studies and Ethical committee in the Department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Muzaffarnagar medical college, Muzaffarnagar. The study population was selected on the basis of the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study population consisted of 63 pregnant mothers.
Results: Majority of the study population belonged to 26-30 years age group (42.4%) and 20-25 years (41.3%). The most common symptoms at presentation was Sore throat (87.3%) followed by Cough (76.2%) and Fever (58.7. The chest X-ray showed that pneumonitis was seen among 38.1% patients with 23.8% having bilateral pneumonitis, 6.3% having left sided pneumonitis and 7.9% having right sided pneumonitis. Among symptomatic patients 91.6% patients showed chest x-ray findings of pneumonitis however, in asymptomatic patients only 40% showed positive chest x-ray findings.
Conclusion: Among the 5 patients who developed adverse outcome as mortality nd ICU admissions all had positive x-ray findings of pneumonitis. Also, majority of symptomatic patients had positive chest x-ray findings thus making chest x-ray an effective tool to predict outcome in COVID positive pregnant females.