Study of serum electrolytes in preeclampsia

DR. DHOKIKAR GAJANAN D, DR. BIRLA VARSHA H, DR. INGALE PRAMOD W, DR. BENDE SPHOORTI P, DR. KADAM PRAGATI S.

Abstract: Background - Preeclampsia is defined as the triad of hypertension, proteinuria and edema occurring after 20 weeks gestation in a previously normotensive woman. It is specific to human pregnancy and complicate 6_8 % of gestation after week 20. Preeclampsia is still one of the leading causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Since the electrolytes sodium and potassium contribute significantly in the functioning of the vascular smooth muscles, the present study was designed to evaluate their role in the preeclampsia and compare it with that of normotensive pregnant controls. Material & Methods: In this case-control study serum electrolyte status was investigated in two groups: one with newly diagnosed cases of preeclampsia PE (n = 50) and the other of healthy primigravida as controls (n = 50) of same gestational age. Serum sodium and serum potassium levels were measured. Data was analyzed by Students Unpaired t test. Results demonstrated that difference for serum electrolytes, for sodium and potassium between cases (mean 138+/-4.03 mEq/L, mean 4.0+/-0.5 mEq/L) & controls (mean 137+/-6.52 mEq/L, mean 3.9+/-0.312 mEq/L) respectively, were not statistically significant (P value >0.05). Conclusion- we do not found significant difference in the Serum electrolyte status i.e. serum sodium and serum potassium levels in preeclampsia patients and normotensive controls.

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