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  • TITLE: Serum Magnesium Levels in Second and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy in Patients That Developed Pre-Eclampsia and Feto-Maternal Outcome

    AUTHORS: A. S. Atiba, R. A. Akindele, N. O. Bello, O. O. Kolawole, A. O. Fasanu

    KEYWORDS: Pre-Eclampsia, Serum Magnesium, Pregnancy, Preterm Delivery

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol.10 No.1, January 9, 2020

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Pregnancy is a physiological process that may be complicated by a number of clinical conditions. Gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia are known complications in pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is a disease of hypothesis in which the pathogenesis is yet to be fully explained. The role of magnesium in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia has been suggested by studies and it is being investigated all over the world. The study aimed to compare serum magnesium levels in pre-eclampsia and control groups from second trimester of pregnancy and assessed maternofetal outcome. Materials and Methods: This was a nested case control study in which consenting three hundred and sixty (360) normal pregnant women were enrolled. These women were recruited in their second trimester of pregnancy. Blood samples for serum magnesium estimation were obtained from subjects and controls at recruitment and after development of pre-eclampsia. Results: Thirty seven pregnant women that developed pre-eclampsia were nested as cases and were matched with 37 controls (apparently healthy pregnant women). The mean serum magnesium at recruitment was 0.75 ± 0.028 mmol/l (cases) and 0.76 ± 0.036 mmol/l (controls) (P = 0.123); this became significant when diagnosis of pre-eclampsia were made with mean of 0.53 ± 0.06 mmol/l (cases) and 0.69 ± 0.08 mmol/l (controls), (P 0.001). There was significant statistical relationship between preterm delivery, low birth weight and need for special care baby unit (SCBU) admission in newborn of mothers with low serum magnesium level (P = 0.001, 0.002 and 0.035 respectively). Conclusion: Findings from this study revealed that hypomagnesaemia appears to be a complication of pre-eclampsia. Serum levels of magnesium were normal until the development of the disease. Serum level of this biomarker affects maternofetal outcome significantly.