Published: 2018-02-27

Study of liver function tests in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Radhika Pusuloori, K. Dilzith Arora


Background: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy with spectrum complications is one among leading causes of feto-maternal morbidity and mortality especially when its associated with HELLP syndrome.

Methods: The present prospective study was conducted over a period of three years in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Chalmeda Anandarao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana from January 2008 to January 2009. This is a prospective study on 50 pregnant women with 28-40 weeks of gestation with diastolic BP ≥110 mm Hg recorded 6 hours apart.

Results: This is a prospective study on 50 pregnant women with 28-40 weeks of gestation with diastolic BP≥110 mm Hg recorded 6 hours apart. Severe pre eclampsia was seen in younger age group ˂25 years. In patients with raised LFTs unbooked cases were more (64%) showing complications are more in unbooked cases. Renal complications are seen in 16% of the total cases and in 28% of the cases with raised LFTs. In overall study group number of primi gravid were 50% and multi were 27%. Incidence of severe pre eclampsia was 78% in overall cases. In patients with raised LFTs the incidence was 30 (88%).

Conclusions: Detection of increased LFTs in cases of severe pre-eclampsia is a risk category, associated with increased rate of feto-maternal complications, compared to severe pre-eclampsia with normal LFTs. Such cases need special attention with early detection and referral to higher centre with better facilities of NICU set up to reduce the complications and mortality.


LFTs, Hypertensive disorders, Pre eclampsia, Pregnancy

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