Platelet Count in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Other Pregnancy Related Clinical Conditions

*, Subbalakshmi NK and Monteiro, Geraldine and *, Anupama N and *, Bhagyalakshmi K and Pai, Sheila R (2015) Platelet Count in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Other Pregnancy Related Clinical Conditions. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 5 (6). pp. 275-279. ISSN 2249-9571

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Introduction and objective: Low platelet count is observed in several conditions including pregnancy. Whether thrombocytopenia is associated with any specific pregnancy related clinical conditions is not clear. This study estimated the frequency of thrombocytopenia in major pregnancy related clinical conditions. Materials and Methods: 200 singleton mothers in 20th week of gestational period were studied. Based on the clinical diagnosis they were divided into 6 groups: Group A: with Pregnancy induced hypertension (n= 84); Group B: with anemia (n = 42); Group C: with Foetal distress syndrome (n = 52); Group D: with oligohydramnios ( n = 76); Group E: with polyhydramnios ( n = 15); Group F: with gestational diabetes (n = 88). In each subgroup frequency of subjects with and without thrombocytopenia was estimated and compared. Statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test. p<0.05 was considered significant. Result: In group A, percentage of subjects with thrombocytopenia was higher compared to subjects with normal platelet count (70.23 % vs. 29.76, p < 0.001). In groups B, C, D, E and F there was no significant difference in subjects with and without thrombocytopenia. Conclusion: Thrombocytopenia is mainly associated with pregnancy induced hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pregnancy related clinical conditions; thrombocytopenia; pregnancy induced hypertension
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 11:21

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