International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part B (2017)
Assessment of serum lipid and uric acid profile in Preeclamptic women in a tertiary care teaching hospital
Preeclamptic is a multi-system disorder of pregnancy, which is characterised by new onset hypertension and proteinuria that develop after 20 weeks of gestation in previously normotensive women. Pre-eclampsia affects approximately 3% of all pregnancies worldwide, with onset of symptoms in the late second or third trimester, commonly after 32nd week. Our aim was to evaluate the biochemical markers which include lipid profile and serum uric acid for early diagnosis of preeclampsia. The present study consists of total 120 women subjects between the age group 20-39 years who are further subdivided into two groups. Diagnosis was confirmed as per the standard criteria. Lipid profile and uric acid levels were estimated. Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL-c, VLDL-c, and uric acid levels were raised in pre-eclampsia and statistically significant. This association may be significant in understanding the pathological processes of pre-eclampsia and may help in developing strategies for prevention and early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.
How to cite this article:
Nisith Kumar Mohanty, Ashok Kumar Panda. Assessment of serum lipid and uric acid profile in Preeclamptic women in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):124-127.