Frequency of Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women Presenting in A Tertiary Hospital
Frequency of Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women
Keywords:Preeclampsia, normotensive, pregnant women.
Preeclampsia is pregnancy specific disorder that involves endothelial dysfunction and vasospam, so it needs prompt diagnosis and expert management as both mother and fetus are at risk. Objective: To determine the frequency of preeclampsia in pregnant women presenting in a tertiary hospital. Methods: This Cross-Sectional study was done in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Unit-II ward-9, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi from 6th April 2018- 10th November 2018. We included 340 pregnant females fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Informed consent was taken. The data were collected on prepared performa. Results: A total of 340 pregnant women were included in this study, mean age of patients was 28.3 ± 3.5 (16-30) years and mean gestational age in patients was 33.6 ± 5.2 in weeks. 49(14.4%) patients had pre-eclampsia while 291(85.6%) pregnant women were normotensive. Conclusions: Our results show patient with preeclampsia are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality of both new born and mother, so proper antenatal workup is required.
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