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The Value of Serum Uric Acid As Indicator of Severity of Pre-Eclampsia among Sudanese Patients

The Value of Serum Uric Acid As Indicator of Severity of Pre-Eclampsia among Sudanese Patients

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Title: The Value of Serum Uric Acid As Indicator of Severity of Pre-Eclampsia among Sudanese Patients
Author: Bakheit, Khalid Hussein
Abstract: The value of serum uric acid as indicator of severity of preeclampsia among Sudanese patients was studied in the period 1st-May- to end of September 2002. The study was carried out as a multicentre study in the Khartoum state in different maternity units, including, Khartoum teaching Hospital, Omdurman maternity hospital, Khartoum North teaching hospital, and Omdurman Military hospital. Informations were collected from the patients by taking history through a questionnaire, examination and analysis of serum uric acid and urine for protein. Number of patients admitted with preeclampsia was 50 as the study population compared with 50 ladies with normal pregnancy, both were selected at the third trimester of pregnancy. Most of the patients were primigravidae in the age group between 25 and 34 years. The severity of hypertension was graded according to systolic hypertension group and diastolic hypertension group. The average value of serum uric acid among the control group was 4.5 mg/dl compared to 6.5 mg/dl in those patients admitted as cases of pre-eclampsia. The rising level of serum uric acid was well correlated with the severity of hypertension. The level of serum uric acid in between the groups (as mild, moderate and severe pre-eclampsia) had a P value of 0.016 which is significant.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7808
Date: 2015-03-31


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