Comparative study of serum LDH and uric acid in hypertensive versus normotensive pregnant woman
Aims & Objectives: Our aim is to compare the serum levels of Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and Uric Acid in hypertensive versus normotensive pregnant woman and correlate their levels with the severity of the disease.
Material & Methods: 25 antenatal patients having hypertension (Group A) & equal no. of normotensive patients (Group B) were chosen. Three readings of blood pressure were recorded after 5 minutes rest, interval between the measurements and the average value was recorded. About 3 ml of blood was drawn under aseptic precautions from selected subjects in a plain vial for serum. Serum was separated by centrifugation and used for estimation of serum levels of LDH and UA.
Observation & Results: Demographic parameters and base line values were non significant between two groups. We have observed significant difference in serum LDH and Uric acid in hypertensive group patients in comparison with normotensive patients.
Conclusion: We conclude that serum LDH and Serum Uric acid are reliable and inexpensive markers to predict severity and outcome of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
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