The Significance of Serum Albumin Level as an Indicator for Severity of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Samawa City
Keywords:Pregnancy; Preeclampsia; Severe preeclampsia; Serum albumin.
Background: This study is concerned with determining the severity of preeclampsia according to the
value of serum albumin .Materials and Method : 100 women were divided into 4 groups according to
their blood pressure [control (n=22), gestational hypertension (n=25), mild preeclampsia (n=29), severe
preeclampsia (n=24)].Concerning about comparison of serum albumin level for each woman . Also the
following informations were taken in consideration: age, gestational age, parity, systolic blood pressure and
diastolic blood pressure .Results : comparing serum albumin level between the groups shows a significant
difference (p?0.05). Analysis of data shows a significant difference in age between control and severe
preeclampsia (p=0.04) . The difference in gestational age was significant between control and other groups
(p?0.05) and a statistically significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between the groups
(p?0.05). Conclusion: This study showed that serum albumin level is lower in mild and severe preeclampsia
in comparison with normal and hypertensive cases.
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