The Relationship between Preeclampsia and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is not Affected by Obesity (Pages: 0-0)


Mahdi S.A , Aali B.S *,

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Objective: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is considered as a predisposing factor for preeclampsia. There is debate regarding the role of obesity against PCOS per se as an implicating factor in preeclampsia. The present study was carried out to assess the role of PCOS without obesity in the development of preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: In a case- control study 75 patients with preeclamsia and 225 age and gravidity matched normal pregnant women were studied for previous sign and symptoms of PCOS. Chronic underlying disease and endocrine disorders were excluded and both groups were classified as lean to normal when BMI was less than 25 and overweight to obese with BMI>25. BMI was calculated based on the weight before 10th week of pregnancy and current height. The groups were compared based on their positive history of PCOS and pvalues