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Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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Research Article

Predictive and Prognostic Value of Thyroid Profile and Lipid Profile in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Karanpreet Bhutani1*, Chittranjan Vij1, Gurdeep Kaur Bed1, Manjeet Kaur2, Upinder Singh3 and Ish Pandhi4
1Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
3Department of Orthopaedics, Prime Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
4Department of Pathology, Rapid Laboratories, Patiala, Punjab, India
Corresponding Author : Karanpreet Bhutani
Senior Resident, Department of Biochemistry
Government Medical College, Patiala
Punjab, India
Tel: 09915565275
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 08, 2014; Accepted: April 08, 2015; Published: April 10, 2015
Citation: Bhutani K, Vij C, Bedi GK, Kaur M, Singh U, et al. (2015) Predictive and Prognostic Value of Thyroid Profile and Lipid Profile in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. J Preg Child Health 2:144. doi: 10.4172/2376-127X.1000144
Copyright: © 2015 Bhutani K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Objectives: To evaluate and compare thyroid profile and lipid profile in normotensive pregnant females at 20 weeks or more gestation and in cases of PIH at same gestation.

Methods: The study was conducted on 100 pregnant females, divided into two groups of 50 each: cases of PIH (study group) and normotensive pregnant females (control group) and all these pregnant females were at 20 weeks or more gestation. Blood sample was collected from these patients at the period of gestation when they attended Gynaecology O.P.D at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala and Thyroid profile and Lipid profile (S. Cholesterol and Triglycerides) was evaluated and compared in these patients.

Results: The mean T3 value in the study group was 1.18 ng/ml while it was 1.16 ng/ml in the control group (p=0.8156) and mean T4 value in the study group was 8.19 g/dl compared to 7.69 g/dl in the control group (p=0.2681). The difference did not attain statistical significance. The mean TSH value in the study group was 2.73 mIU/L which was significantly higher statistically than the value of 1.27 mIU/L in the control group (p<0.0001). Lipid profile levels (Serum cholesterol and triglycerides) were significantly higher in the study group compared to the control group (p<0.0001). The mean serum cholesterol value in the study group was 254.64 mg/dl compared to 172.64 mg/dl in the control group. The mean triglycerides value in the study group was 235.86 mg/dl compared to 133.20 mg/dl in the control group.

Conclusions: It was concluded that patients with PIH had a significant increase in TSH levels, a non significant alteration in T3 and T4 levels and a significant increase in lipid profile levels (S.cholesterol and triglycerides) compared to normotensive pregnant females. This suggests role of thyroid hormones and dyslipidemia in the development and pathogenesis of PIH. Therefore, early detection of thyroid abnormalities and dyslipidemia may affect the occurrence and severity of PIH and help in better management of the disease in established pre-eclamptic women.


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