International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019


A Study on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Jaundice Complicating Pregnancy - A Retrospective Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Guhapreetha T | Sundari P [4]


Abstract: Aims and objectives: To study the incidence and distribution of jaundice in relation to age, parity, socioeconomic status and the relation of serum bilirubin levels to maternal morbidity and mortality. Methodology: This is a retrospective study carried out on 46 patients at the Department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Coimbatore medical college hospital, Coimbatore. All pregnant women with jaundice are included in the study. Demographic data, clinical course and outcome were analysed. Results: The incidence of jaundice complicating pregnancy in Coimbatore medical college is 3/1000. Viral hepatitis is the commonest cause. Higher serum bilirubin levels associated with high mortality rates. Conclusion: The factors responsible for higher incidence of jaundice and associated maternal mortality in our country are malnutrition, poor personal hygiene, ignorance, delay in seeking medical advice.


Keywords: Bilirubin, jaundice, mortality, hepatitis


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019,


Pages: 2090 - 2091


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