A study of biomarker of inflammation in anaemic pregnant women

A study of biomarker of inflammation in anaemic pregnant women

Author by Dr. Opeyemi.olufeyisola Adesina

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Medicine And Medical Sciences

Volume/Edition: 9

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 8


Low-grade inflammation has been reported in pregnancy. Previous studies suggested that C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are unaffected by anaemia, but levels may be altered in late pregnancy. It is not completely clear whether such alterations are dependent on anaemia status. We measured serum high sensitive C-reactive (hs-CRP) levels in pregnant women to know whether inflammation is higher in pregnant women with anaemia than non-anaemic pregnant women. A total of 1200 (400 from each centre) confirmed pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, General Hospital Ijebu-Ode and General Hospital, Abeokuta were randomly enrolled in the study. The study participants were grouped based on haemoglobin concentrations as mild, moderate and severe anaemia. Packed cell volume, haemoglobin and hs-CRP were assayed using auto-analyzers and reagents supplied by Abbot Diagnostics BV (Wiesbaden, Germany and Hoofddorp, Netherlands respectively). The means hsCRP (p<0 p=0.017)>

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