A STUDY TO ASSESS PREDICTIVE ROLE OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN IN EARLY PREGNANCY AMONG WOMEN
Keywords:Diagnostic, CRP, Pregnancy, Women
Background: High concentrations of maternal C-reactive protein have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcome, and premature uterine contraction may be predicted by elevated levels of C-reactive protein.
Methods: Hospital based comparative analysis was conducted on women with early pregnancy upto 14 weeks with either abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding or suspected extrauterine pregnancy. C-reactive protein (CRP) quantitative estimation is done by turbi-diametric method.
Results: The mean c-reactive protein level in cases 2.23 with min-max value ranging from 0.82-3.94 mg/dl while in controls mean c-reactive protein value came to be 9.15 with min-max range from 3.11-24.9mg/dl.
Conclusion: Our results of significantly increased CRP levels in normal pregnancy and a clear association between CRP and normal pregnancy, support the clinical application of this diagnostic tool in early pregnancy, especially as a predictor of abnormal first trimester pregnancies.
Keywords: Diagnostic, CRP, Pregnancy, Women.
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