Original Article A Study of Clinical Profile of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Pregnant Women

Jyoti Rana
2018 International Journal of Research in Health and Allied Sciences Journal   unpublished
Malaria in pregnancy imposes additional burden not only on mother but also affects foetal outcome adversely. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of malaria in pregnancy. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Gynaecology & Obstectrics on 62 pregnant women diagnosed with malaria. In all patients, clinical examination and laboratory examination was performed. In all patients, clinical features and complications were recorded. Results: Common
more » ... esults: Common symptoms were fever (54), nausea/ vomiting (49), headache (35), weakness (22), convulsions (1), bleeding, (1) and abdominal pain (2). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common complications were anemia (42), thrombocytopenia (51), hypoglycemia (7), cerebral malaria (5), hepatopathy (2), malarial ARDS (3) and pancytopenia (1). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 48 showed term delivery and 14 had pre-term delivery. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Malarial infection in pregnancy is carrying high mortality and can lead to complications such as thrombocytopenia, malarial ARDS, tachycardia etc. Common symptoms are nausea/ vomiting, headache, weakness, convulsions and bleeding.