FREQUENCY OF HYPOTHYROIDISM AMONG WOMEN PRESENTING WITH PREECLAMPSIA
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Objective: To determine the frequency of hypothyroidism among women presenting with Preeclampsia.
Methods: We conducted this cross-sectional study in Gynecology and Obstetrics unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. A total of 369 patients (age above) with preeclampsia were selected meeting the inclusion criteria, through non-probability sampling and serum TSH and T4 measurements done in these.
Results: Total 369 women presenting with Preeclampsia with mean age was 33.02 years ± 7.50. Among total sample about 26 (7.05%) patients had hypothyroidism.
Conclusion: Women with hypothyroidism identified during pregnancy have an increased risk for severe Preeclampsia.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Preeclampsia, eclampsia, blood pressure, pregnant women