Serum uric acid: A predictor of HELLP syndrome

A. Jaleel, S. Iqbal, I. A. Siddiqui, S. Aamir, A. Baseer

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The study was conducted to determine the changes in uric acid level in pre-eclamptic and eclamptic women. One hundred and fourteen females of reproductive age group 15-45 years were included in the study. The study group comprised of 27 pre-eclamptic and eclamptic women each and the control group consisted of 30 pregnant and 30 non pregnant women. All pregnant women included in the study were in third trimester of pregnancy. Serum uric acid was determined by kit method. Uric acid level increases highly significantly in pre-eclamptic and eclamptic women as compared to control groups. The study concluded that uric acid can be an economical biochemical parameter in pre- eclamptic patients and is the predictor of HELLP syndrome in eclamptic women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-303
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Pregnancy complications
  • Pregnancy toxemias
  • Uric Acid


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