Fetomaternal Outcome in Jaundice Complicating Pregnancy
Objectives: (i) To study the effect of jaundice on maternal outcome in terms of mode of delivery and any complications if occurring. (ii) To study the effect of jaundice on fetal outcome in terms of birth weight, NICU admission and neonatal death.
Methodology: A total of 100 women with jaundice complicating pregnancy admitted and treated at Government Lalla Ded Hospital, Srinagar were studied.
Results: Most of the patients in our study were >30 years of age and were primigravida. Itching was the most common symptom. 70 women (70%) were diagnosed with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and 18% with viral hepatitis. LSCS was done in 69 patients (69%), normal vaginal delivery in 24 patients (24%). 64% (64 babies) were term live births and 63% babies were having birth weight between 2.5-3.5kgs.
Conclusion: Jaundice with pregnancy is a bad combination. It affects a small percentage of pregnant woman, yet is associated with high morbidity and mortality.
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