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Moghadam Banaem L, Mokhlesi S, Mohebi S. Relationship between serum zinc level in early second trimester of pregnancy and preeclampsia. daneshvarmed. 2013; 20 (106) :47-54
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-765-en.html

M.Sc. Department of Midwifery & Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University
Abstract:   (4129 Views)
 

Background and Objective: Preeclampsia is potentially life-threatening and as a dangerous complication of pregnancy. This study was performed to assess the relationship between serum zinc level and preeclampsia.  

 

 

 

Materials and Methods: This analytical and prospective study was conducted on 1033 pregnant women who referred to prenatal clinics of Tehran city. Demographic questionnaire and reproductive history was completed and also a venous blood sample was taken from all the pregnant women upon entry. Preeclampsia was defined as blood pressure equal or more than 140/90 mmHg along with proteinuria after 20th week of pregnancy. Data was analyzed using SPSS16 software and independent samples t-test.

 

 

 

Results: The incidence of preeclampsia was 1.9 %. Mean serum zinc level was 116.6±95.7 µg/dl. In 27.4% of samples, the zinc serum level was lower than 51µg/dl and the zinc serum level of 72.6% of samples was at normal range. The independent samples t-test showed that there was a significant relationship between maternal serum zinc level and preeclampsia as the mean serum zinc level in pregnant women with preeclampsia was lower than normal pregnant women.

 

 

 

Conclusion: The results showed that serum zinc level is associated with preeclampsia.

 
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