Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is the most common medical disorder of pregnancy contributing significantly to maternal / fetal morbidity & mortality. Hematological abnormalities ranges from thrombocytopenia, raised liver enzymes, hemolysis to DIC and are the most ominous complications related to PIH. This study was conducted to assess the platelet count and its correlation with the severity of pre-eclampsia.
Methods: A 1 year cross-sectional study was conducted in year of 2016 over 200 patients who attended labour room. Among them 100 normotensive women were included in control group and 100 women with BP 140/90mmHg and above, proteinuria, and eclampsia were included in the study group.
Result: Among the 100 PIH cases, majority belonged to age group of 20-25 yrs with a mean of 22.74. 66% of PIH were primigravidas and 53% belonged to 37-40 weeks of gestation, 68% cases were severe pre-eclampsia and 16% 0f the cases had thrombocytopenia.
Conclusion: This study gives an outline of investigation to be done which alerts the physician of the severity of the disease so that appropriate and timely management can be initiated. Estimation of platelet count being simple economical and rapid investigation can be used for early detection of severity of preeclampsia and to prevent further mortality and morbidity.