Total and Differential Leucocyte Count in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Monteiro, Geraldine and *, Subbalakshmi NK and *, Anupama N and Pai, Sheila R (2013) Total and Differential Leucocyte Count in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 3 (12). pp. 105-109. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Introduction and objective: Preeclampsia evokes inflammatory response. But whether inflammatory response observed is in relation to severity of preeclampsia is not clear. This study compared the total and differential leucocyte count between normotensive mothers and mothers with mild and moderate - severe preeclampsia Materials and methods: Total leucocyte count and differential leucocyte count was done in 92 normotensive mothers, 54 mothers with mild preeclampsia and 28 mothers with moderate-severe preeclampsia. Results: Mothers with moderate to severe preeclampsia had higher total leucocyte count, differential neutrophil count and differential basophil count compared to normotensive mothers (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in total and differential leucocyte count of mild preeclampsia group compared to normotensive group. Conclusion: Higher total leucocyte count, differential neutrophil count and basophil count occurs mainly in moderate to severe preeclampsia

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: preeclampsia, total leucocyte count, neutrophils, basophils
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 05:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 05:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138223

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