Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019, Page: 166-169
Fetomaternal Outcome in Pregnant Women with Acute Hepatitis E
Sadia Asghar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rai Medical College, Sargodha, Pakistan
Sadia Maqbool, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Received: May 1, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 21, 2019;       Published: Oct. 31, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20190706.13      View  466      Downloads  157
Hepatitis E is fairly common among pregnant population and puts a threat to mother and fetal wellbeing. Only limited research is available on association of Hepatitis E infection in pregnancy with feto-maternal outcome. The purpose of the current study was to investigate such patients while carefully eliminating bias by controlling confounders. We aimed to determine the feto-maternal outcome in pregnant women with acute hepatitis E. A descriptive case series was conducted to find feto-maternal outcome in pregnant women with acute hepatitis E. The mean maternal age was 30.05±4.49 years ad mean Gestational age of the patients was 35.73±2.10 months. Most (47%) of the patients were para 3 followed by para 2 (31.8%). 78.8% of the mothers underwent caesarean delivery. Most of the patients had Preterm delivery (69.7%). 16 (24.2%) patients died while majority (75.8%) of the patients survived for more than 30 days after delivery. Most of the mothers (50.0%) died during first 10 days of delivery. 28.8% of patients suffered fetal loss while majority (71.2%) of the neonates survived for more than 7 days. Majority (78.9%) of those who expired died in utero while only a smaller percentage (21.1%) expired in neonatal period. Hepatitis E infection in pregnancy is associated with poor feto-maternal outcome. Careful monitoring and early intervention in the form of caesarean delivery can improve the outcome.
Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis E, Feto-Maternal Outcome
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Sadia Asghar, Sadia Maqbool, Fetomaternal Outcome in Pregnant Women with Acute Hepatitis E, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2019, pp. 166-169. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20190706.13
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