Serum Iron, TIBC and Serum Ferritin in pregnant women suffering from Iron Deficiency Anemia
Mrs Bangera J, Dr Bansode TV, Dr Satpute S, Dr Jagtap AP
Aim: To understand alterations in biochemical parameters in pregnant women suffering from Iron Deficiency Anemia. Material and Method: Study includes total 120 subjects attended the ANC clinic in one calendar month with age group of 20-35 years which further subdivided as Group I (cases): Includes 60 iron deficiency anemic pregnant women and Group II (control): Consists of 60 non anemic pregnant women. Informed consent was obtained from all the participants and venous blood samples were collected for measurement of serum levels of Iron, TIBC and Ferritin. Result: Serum Iron is significantly decreased (p<0.001) in group-I (26.58+/-5.91) as compared to group-II (67.95+/-22.25), level of TIBC is significantly increased (p<0.001) in group-I (625+/-145.93) as compared to group-II (271.63+/-51.97), Serum Ferritin is significantly decreased (p<0.001) in group-I (17.95+/-6.05) as compared to group-II (83.18+/-33.88). Conclusion: These parameters will help the clinicians in appropriate management and prevention of the serious conditions related to iron deficiency.