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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-62

Platelets count, indices and fibrinogen level in patients with preeclampsia compared to normal pregnant women

1 College of Medicine/ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/ University of Diyala - Diyala -, Iraq
2 College of Medicine/Department of Pathology / University of Diyala - Diyala -, Iraq

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Sawsan Talib Salman
College of Medicine/ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/ University of Diyala - Diyala
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Background: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy specific syndrome that affects 6–8% of pregnancies worldwide. The specific pathogenesis of preeclampsia remains incompletely elucidated. Many tests have attempted to establish the diagnosis of preeclampsia as early as possible, often even before the patients develop arterial hypertension. Objective: This study aims to identify whether the platelet indices and fibrinogen level are significantly affected by preeclampsia compared to normal pregnancy Patients and methods: This retrospective case-control study was done in AL-Batool Teaching Hospital-Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, from the 1st of September 2014 to 30th of September 2015, 75 woman who fulfill the inclusion criteria were included in the study, they were divided into two groups 25 pregnant woman with preeclampsia & 50 normal pregnant woman as control group (were all normotensive pregnant woman with single intrauterine gestation and the obstetric history is uneventful). Results: Systolic, diastolic & MAP were highly different between the control & the patient groups. Regarding fibrinogen level it was lower in the patients with preeclampsia. Platelet count was also reduced in preeclamptic patients. While all platelet indices were higher in the patient group compared to the control group. Conclusion: Platelet indices and fibrinogen level can be used in predicting preeclampsia.

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