Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 10, Number 3
TITLE: Urinary fibrin(-ogen) degradation products in pregnancy associated hypertension.
AUTHOR: Ne Win; Moe San; Than Than Tin
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1998; 10(3): 135-138
ABSTRACT: The relationship between the urinary fibrin(-ogen) degradation products (FDP) and high blood pressure and other features like proteinuria and oedema were studied in 42 cases of pregnancy associated hypertension (PAH) and/or pre- eclampsia (PE). Urinary FDP were detected in 64.3% of cases. All cases with systolic blood pressure 180 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure 100 mmHg showed FDP in urine in various concentrations. In 91% of cases with protenuria more than 2+ urinary FDP was also detected. In some cases with no proteinuria FDP was found. There was no definite relationship between severity of oedema and urinary FDP level. When a patient is under treatment and responding well to that treatment urinary FDP level also becomes reduced or undetectable.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Urinary Tract. Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products-in pregnancy. Hypertension.