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

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 422-426

Research Article

Comparative Study of Serum Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc Levels in Preeclampsia and Normal Pregnancy


Sandip Lambe1, Bhushan Mahajan2, Manohar Muddeshwar3

1Junior Resident, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry

Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.



The study of serum calcium, magnesium and zinc in preeclampsia proposes the value these biomarkers as indicators in the etiopathogenesis and accessing severity of preeclampsia. Serum levels of calcium, magnesium and zinc were estimated in sixty preeclampsia patients admitted in obstetrics and gynecology department of G.M.C., Nagpur and sixty normal healthy pregnant controls. The result of the study showed that serum calcium, magnesium and zinc levels were decreased significantly in the preeclampsia group compared to the normal pregnant group. Furthermore when levels of serum calcium, magnesium and zinc were correlated with the blood pressure in preeclampsia patients, significant negative correlation was observed. Thus it is concluded that serum calcium, magnesium and zinc can be considered as factors having a role in the etiopathogenesis of the disease and as severity indicators in preeclamptic women.