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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-72

Peri-natal morbidity in offspring of diabetic mother in Basra

Department of Pediatric, College of Medicine, University of Basra, Iraq

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The maternal and neonatal data of 76 infants of diabetic mothers were studied to determine the frequency of possible complications in these infants. The study was carried out in the maternity and children hospital in Basra for the period from May 2000 till June 2001. Diabetic mothers were classified according to White's classification and most of them belong to gestational diabetes (32.8%) and class C (34.2%). Macrosomia with hypoglycemia, respiratory distress syndrome and jaundice were the most common complications occur in infants of diabetic mothers, whose mothers were poorly controlled (78.1%, 71.8%, 56.25) respectively and only 6.2% were without complications, while (38.6%)of diabetic mother with good control were without complications. There was significant difference between both groups in relation to complications (p < 0.01), but no significant difference related to the type of diabetes (p > 0.05). So attempts to maintain diabetic control as close to euglycemic level to prevent these complications.

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