Background: The purpose of this study is to compare mean serum calcium levels of pre-eclamptic and normotensive pregnant women.Methods: The prospective study was conducted on 60 cases of antenatal patients in the third trimester (28-40 weeks of gestation) having age between 18-40 years. All selected cases will be divided into two groups: Cases (30 patients of hypertensive disorder in pregnancy). Control (30 normotensive patients). Results: Both groups were comparable. Significant decrease in the level of serum calcium in the preeclamptic women (8.12±0.43 mg/dl) when compared with the normal pregnant women (9.12±0.51 mg/dl).Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that hypocalcaemia are possible etiologies of preeclampsia.
Darshna Jain, Prachi Paliwal, Manoj Narayan Paliwal. Comparison of serum calcium levels between preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 03-05