Pepple, Dagogo J.; Reid, Harvey L.; Mullings, Anthony M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Is there hyperviscosity in pre-eclampsia?
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
There are conflicting reports on blood viscosity and its determinants in pre-eclampsia. We investigated the presence of hyperviscosity and its determinants in 25 nulliparous, pre-eclamptic Jamaican women. An equal number of non-pre-eclamptic, gestation-matched women served as controls. There was no statistically significant difference in whole blood, plasma and serum viscosities, as well as in their determinants, namely, haematocrit, fibrinogen, IgM and IgG concentrations between the pre-eclamptic and control groups. This suggests that hyperviscosity is not a feature of pre-eclampsia in this Jamaican population.....