Volume : IV, Issue : IX, September - 2015

Evaluation of serum calcium and zinc in preeclamptic patients a case control study

Dr. Bandana Kumari, Dr. Sangita Pankaj

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Preeclampsia being one of the major causes of maternal mortality and pregnancy related complication is a matter of intensive research in this field. Main aim of the study was to evaluate and compare serum calcium and zinc in preeclamptic and normal pregnant women. This was a case control study done in the department of Biochemistry at IGIMS Patna, Bihar, India. 50 patients of preeclampsia as case and 50 normal pregnant women of matched age were taken as control. Calcium and zinc levels were measured in the serum of the participants which showed significantly lower level in study group than control group. This study concludes that decreased serum calcium and zinc in pregnant women may be a risk factor for the development of preeclampsia. Therefore, early estimation of serum level of these minerals during antenatal visit and their supplementation if needed may decrease the incidence of preeclampsia.

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Dr. Bandana Kumari, Dr.Sangita Pankaj Evaluation of serum calcium and zinc in preeclamptic patients � a case control study Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 4, Issue: 9 September 2015


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