A prospective study to assess role of serum lactate dehydrogenase in prediction of adverse outcomes of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
Keywords:Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia, Serum LDH levels, Prediction, Outcome
Background: Pregnancy induced hypertension is one of the most dreaded complication in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to evaluate incidence, risk factors and complications of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and its relation to serum LDH levels. This was done with a view to making recommendations towards furtherance of objectives of this initiative.
Methods: 380 patients with diagnosed eclampsia and preeclampsia were included based on a proforma.
Results: Higher grades of proteinuria, higher BP and serum LDH levels >600 IU/L are significantly associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcome.
Conclusions: LDH co-relates with adversity of maternal and fetal outcome in eclampsia and pre-eclampsia.
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