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Title: Prothrombin Time, Activated partial Thromboplastin Time and Platelets Count in Pregnant Females and Postpartum Period with Deep Venous Thrombosis
Authors: Huda I. Babiker
Hiba A. Awooda
Sana E. Abdalla
Keywords: Prothrombin
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Al Neelain University-Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Series/Report no.: 4;
Abstract: Background: Venous thromboembolism is one of the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, the aims of this work was to determine the levels of (Prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and platelets count (PLts)) in pregnant and postpartum females affected with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Methods: This is a hospital based case control study conducted at Omdurman maternity hospital and Khartoum teaching hospital in Khartoum state, Sudan.The study involved 30 females divided in to two groups: Study group included fifty females of child bearing age (15-45) years presented with signs of DVT either during pregnancy or postpartum period were investigated for PT, APTT and Plts count and fifty, and control group of either pregnant and postpartum femals presented without signs of DVT, the study and control females completed questionnaire of personal data and clinical history such as age, usage of contraceptive pills, family history of DVT and number of pregnancies. Automated coagulometer method used to measure PT and APTT. While PLTs counted using automated haematological analyzer Sysmex K 21. Results: PT was prolonged in vast majority of case group (90%), while it was normal in 10% of study population. APTT was prolonged in 62% of patients, mostly higher in third trimester with percentage of 69.4%. Platelets count found normal in vast majority of patients in all 3 trimesters. Prolonged prothrombin times showed highly significant association between and cases and control groups (P = 0.000), no significant association between prolonged PT and APTT in the third trimester among the study population. Conclusion: Normal platelets level where found in both control and study group, while PT is significally prolonged among cases (P =0.00). APTT is also prolonged in study group; but no statistically significant association found when compared with control group.
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