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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 136-138

Case Report

Hyperlipidemia in Pregnancy: A Mixed Bag


Himali K. Maniar1, Tushar Panchanadikar2

1Resident, 2Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bharati Hospital, Pune – 411043, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy or in puerperium is a rare medical disorder having diversities in presentation. It carries significant risk of maternal and perinatal mortality ; the incidence of which is 1 : 5000 to 1 : 10,000.During pregnancy, triglyceride levels are raised due to increased production and decreased clearance.LDL and VLDL levels are raised up to third trimester; whereas rise in HDL is observed only up to 20 weeks. Here we present case series of 2 cases which presented between 1991 – 2013, the incidence of hyperlipidemia in Bharati Hospital during pregnancy is 1 : 1,00,000.In both cases , with treatment after termination , lipid levels dropped drastically. Acute Pancreatitis due to hyperlipidemia (which could be Primary or Secondary) can lead to thrombocytopenic purpura , P.I.H. , A.P.H. , Cardiovascular Disease and A.R.D.S.; which is risky for mother’s life.