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RMJ. 2014; 39(4): 435-438

Red cell parameters in third trimester of pregnancy in a tertiary care hospital of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Hamzullah Khan, Khalid Khan, Sahahtaj, Rab Nawaz Khattak.


Objectives: to study the red cell indices and HB% variation in third trimester of pregnancy and also to compare the indicator for their significance in labeling a cell as hypochromic or microcytic..
Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted in the OPD department of Gynecology and obstetrics Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady reading Hospital (PGMI-LRH) Peshawar, from 1st August 2012- 10th Dec 2012. A Total of 152 women attending the centre were included. Necessary information’s were recorded on the questionnaire prepared in accordance with the objectives of the study.
Results: A total of 152 women in their third trimester presenting to Gynecology and obstetrics department of Lady reading hospital Peshawar. The age range of the patient was from 20 years to 49 years with mean age of 33+3.4years.Out of total 27(18%) were primagravida. Of total 81(53%) of the females were having hemoglobin less than 11g/dl and 22% of the women had HCTMCH and RDW-CV%>MCV.

Key words: Anemia in pregnancy, Red cell indices, comparison of Red cell indices

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