Keywords : Pre-cclampsia, Sudanese pregnant women, Albuminurea, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects both the mother and the fetus. It is a major cause of both maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
The currentstudy was conducted in Shendi town from April to July 2018, to evaluate minerals level (Ca+2,Mg+2,Na+,K+ ) in women with preeclampsia.
A total number of80pregnant womenwasenrolled in the study. Fiftyof them with precclampsia as case group and 30 were of normal blood pressure as control group.Venous blood samples were collected in lithium heparin anticoagulant containers from each participant for measurement of (Ca+2, Mg +2, Na+, K+.)
There was statistically significant variation between mean potassium level of women with preeclampsia and control group (3.94& 4.11) mg/dl, with P.value of (0.00 ) and that of magnesium in women with preeclampsia and control (1.30&1.90) mg/dl, withP.value (0.02 ).
There was statistically insignificant variation neither between mean level of sodium women with preeclampsia and control (136.80 &136.80) mg/dl with P.value of (0.95) nor that of calcium in women with preeclampsia and control (8.20&0.90) mg/dl, with P.value (0.89).