Vitamin D and Pre-eclampsia
Kawtar Nassar*, Wafae Rachidi, Saadia Janani and Ouafa Mkinsi
Department of Rheumatology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
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Received Date: May 24, 2016; Accepted Date: June 24, 2016; Published Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Nassar K, Rachidi W, Janani S, Mkinsi O (2016) Vitamin D and Pre-eclampsia. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 6:389. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000389
Copyright: © 2016 Nassar 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.
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy disorder, usually occurs during the third trimester, and manifested by hypertension and proteinuria. Several alterations of calcium metabolism have been described. Poor Vitamin D status has been described in pregnancy women in several countries, and that has been associated with an increased risk lower birth weight, type 1 diabetes and asthma, and it is one of risk factors of preeclampsia. Previous studies report an association between vitamin D deficiency and hypertension, including the pregnancy-specific preeclampsia. It has been reported that women taking supplements containing vitamin D pre-pregnancy, in the first trimester and in late pregnancy had a lower risk of developing preeclampsia than those who did not. The aim of our study is to review the association between vitamin D statues during pregnancy, specially the pre-eclampsia risk.