International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Thrombocytopenia as a Predictor of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Diksha [26] | Dr. Ramesh Sonowal [2]

Abstract: Hypertension during pregnancy is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality affecting around 8 - 10% of pregnancies.1 Prediction of pre - eclampsia has been a challenge for the obstetrician for ages but till today no definite factor has been established which can be a predictor for hypertension. The aim of the study is to determine the utility of low platelet count as a predictor of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Assam Medical College and Hospital. Background: This study aims to estimate the risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in pregnant women with thrombocytopenia in early pregnancy in comparison to the pregnant women without thrombocytopenia. Methods: It is a hospital based prospective study with a sample size consisting of 74 antenatal patients up to 20 weeks of gestation with thrombocytopenia and 74 antenatal patients with normal platelet count. These women were followed up every 8 weeks up till 48 hours post - delivery to observe for developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Results: In my study 21.62% of pregnant women with low platelet count developed gestational hypertension which was quite high as compared to the results in pregnant women with normal platelet count which was 8.11%. Conclusion: In our study proportion of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in thrombocytopenic pregnant women was 21.62%. The demographic diversity of the catchment area of this tertiary care hospital along with inclusion of tea garden community of Upper Assam (they are economically poor, nutritionally deprived with low educational background) may have adverse influence on the results of this study.

Keywords: thrombocytopenia, gestational hypertension, pre - eclampsia, eclampsia

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 834 - 835

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