COMPARATIVE STUDY ON SERUM IRON AND IRON BINDING CAPACITY IN PREECLAMPTIC AND NORMOTENSIVE PREGNANCY
Dr. Begum Shamsun Naher Shirin*, Dr. Saria Tasnim, Dr. Md. Abdul Haque, Dr. Nazneen Kabir, Dr. Kohinur Begum and Dr. Md. Nazim Al-Azad
It was a cross sectional comparative study on serum iron and iron binding capacity in preeclamptic and normotensive pregnancy conducted in the Outpatients and inpatients department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Institute of Child and Mother Health from January 2011 to December 2012. A total number of 92 pregnant women were selected. Among them, 46 pregnant women with preeclampsia are in study group and 46 normotensive pregnant women are in control group.
The age of the patients in study group was 24.1±4.4 (mean±SD) years and that of control group was 22.8±2.1 years. Among the patients with study group 26 (56.5%) were primi and 20 (43.5%) were multi para. Among the control group 36 (78.3%) were primi and 10 (21.7%) were multi para. Mean±SD of gestational age of study group and control group were 36.6±1.3 weeks and 37.9±0.7 respectively.
The Mean ±SD of serum iron level among the patients with study and control groups were 8.21±2.14 and 5.00±1.96 p mol/L respectively. Mean ±SD of total iron binding capacity among the study and control group 15.02±5.89 and 24.63±6.43 percent respectively.
Keywords: Serum iron, serum iron binding capacity, pregnant women, preeclamptic pregnant women, normotensive pregnant women.
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