THROMBOCYTOPENIA AMONG SEPTIC MOTHERS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH MATERNAL MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY.
Objectives: To determine the thrombocytopenia as marker of maternal sepsis and its related maternal morbidity and mortality at tertiary care Hospital. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Gynaecological and Obstetrical department of Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad. Period: 6 months from March 2017 to August 2017. Material and Methods: All the pregnant females with diagnosis of sepsis were enrolled in the study. All the females with chronic hepatitis were excluded. After complete clinical examination every women underwent 5cc blood sample for complete blood picture. Thrombocytopenia was characterized as a platelet count below 150.000/mm3. Data regarding maternal mortality and maternal complications was filled in the proforma. Results: Total 120 septic mothers were included in the study, 70 patients had thrombocytopenia and 50 were with normal platelets. Most of the women 71.7% were with age groups of 20-30 years. Out of total women 65.0% were un-booked. According to the maternal morbidity, septic shock was most common 36.7%, multi-organ failure was in 08.3%, prolonged Hospital stay was in 16.7%, ICU admission occurred in 18.3% patients, while renal failure, respiratory failure, hepatic failure, coagulopathy and metabolic acidosis were found with percentage of 09.2%, 02.5%, 10.8%, 10.8% and 03.3% respectively. Mortality rate was found among 8.3% out of total cases. Almost all complications were higher among women with thrombocytopenia as compare to women with normal platelets level, while statistically p-value was quite insignificant. Mortality was significantly high among patients with thrombocytopenia p-value 0.032. Conclusion: It was concluded that thrombocytopenia is a good marker for adverse outcome among septic mothers. Maternal morbidity and mortality was higher among septic women with thrombocytopenia.