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Early predictors of PIH: serum β-HCG and lipid profile

L. Shanmugavadivu, K. P. Mohona Sundari, Parimala Devi.

Background: The objective of the study was to evaluate β-HCG and lipid profile in early second trimester and analyse whether these parameters can be used as predictors of PIH.
Methods: 180 antenatal women in second trimester (14-20 weeks) attending antenatal clinic were taken as study population. Serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL, HDL, β-hCG was measured. All patients were followed till delivery and observed for development of PIH. Results was evaluated and analysed statistically.
Results: Out of 180 cases, 173 cases were evaluated. Among 173 cases, 87.86% were normotensive. 8.09% developed mild PIH and 4.05% developed severe PIH. There was significant increase in values of β-hCG (p

Key words: β-HCG, Early predictors of PIH, Lipid profile, PIH

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