HELLP Syndrome in a Government District Hospital on the west coast in South India

Boopathi, Ajantha and Kushtagi, Pralhad (2014) HELLP Syndrome in a Government District Hospital on the west coast in South India. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 05 (07). pp. 439-442. ISSN 0976-9633

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the incidence, maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcome in women with HELLP syndrome. Methods: Data-based case study that analyzed case records of women with hypertension in pregnancy admitted in a public maternity teaching hospital in 5 years was carried out and season-wise incidence was determined. Results: During the 5 year study period the incidence of hypertension in pregnancy was 10.08% and among them HELLP syndrome was 1.23%. The mean age of patients was 28.8 ± 5.05 years. Occurrence was commoner in primigravida (61%). Although most of the cases were after 28 weeks of pregnancy, three cases (10.07%) presented prior to this period of pregnancy. There was a trend suggesting seasonal influence on complication with HELLP being more common in monsoon and winter. The overall maternal death rate was 18% and the maximum in women with disease occurring prior to 28 weeks. Conclusions: HELLP syndrome was seen more commonly during monsoon and winter. Occurrence of maternal death was higher if the disease manifested before 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HELLP syndrome; seasonal variation; pregnancy outcome
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 06:20
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 06:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140127

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