Raised Serum Uric Acid as a Predictor of Perinatal Outcome in Parturient with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension


  • Sadia Zaineb Pakistan Naval Ship Hafeez Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Amina Akbar Pakistan Air Force Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Saira Mahboob Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan




AGPAR score, Cesarean section, Intrauterine death, Intrauterine growth retardation, Preterm delivery, Raised uric acid, Sensitivity, Specificity


Objective: To evaluate the association of increased uric acid in pregnancy-induced hypertension with adverse perinatal outcomes.

Study Design: Comparative cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Departments of Anesthesia, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Combined Military Hospital, Okara Pakistan, from Mar to Sep 2018.

Methodology: After approval of the Hospital Ethical Committee, 106 patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension were included in our study (n=53 in each group). Group-A had patient with raised uric acid, whereas Group-B had normal uric acid. Perinatal outcomes were monitored prospectively.

Results: There was no difference in demographic profile of the two study groups. Raised uric acid was shown to be associated with a higher cesarean mode of delivery (p=0.014); preterm delivery (0.001); intrauterine growth retardation (0.038); and low APGAR at 5mintues (0.008). Raised uric had a sensitivity greater than 65% and specificity greater than 50% for perinatal outcomes.

Conclusion: Raised uric acid is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in neonates.


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Zaineb, S., Akbar, A., & Mahboob, S. (2023). Raised Serum Uric Acid as a Predictor of Perinatal Outcome in Parturient with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 73(1), 252–55. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i1.4801



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