EC Microbiology

Research Article Volume 17 Issue 7 - 2021

The Association Between Maternal Serum Ferritin Level and Preterm Labor

Fayza Ahmed Andegani1*, Safaa M Al-Hasani2, Seham Yahia Kutbi1, Doaa Ahmed1, Reem Adnan3, and Khulud Yahya Khati1

1 King Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia
2 Salam Medical Services, Saudi Arabia
3 Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:Fayza Ahmed Andegani, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia.
Received: June 27, 2021; Published: June 29, 2021

Objective: To compare the serum ferritin levels in women with preterm labor (PTL) with those in normal gravid women.

Method: The present study includes total 100 participants that comprise 50 women presenting with preterm onset of labor followed
by delivery and 50 women who delivered at term served as controls.

Results: Mean serum ferritin levels in patients with preterm labor were 20.18 ng/ml. The mean serum ferritin in control subjects
was 163.87 ng/ml.

Conclusion: The findings of this study have shown that the assessment of concentrations of serum ferritin in preterm was within
normal rang therefor cannot be a reliable method of detection preterm labor meanwhile serum ferritin concentration found to be
significantly high in term labor.

Keywords: Maternal Serum Ferritin Level; Preterm Labor

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Fayza Ahmed Andegani., et al. “The Association Between Maternal Serum Ferritin Level and Preterm Labor”. EC Microbiology 17.7 (2021): 114-120.