Relation of Elevated Serum AFP Levels with Preterm Labor in Kirkuk City-Iraq

Authors

  • Noorjan Qasim Ahmed1 , Maysaa Abdalhussein Mohammed2 , Shaimaa Mohammed Sulaiman3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10837

Keywords:

AFP, Preterm labour, Term Labour.

Abstract

In this study conducted in Kirkuk city in the period from February 2017 to the end of December 2017, which

included 100 pregnant women who had regular contractions and/or short cervical cervices between 24 to

32 weeks of pregnancy and 100 healthy controls who did not suffer from complications Pregnancy and they

were delivered on time. For the purpose of comparing the two groups with respect to the level of AFP. The

study included collecting blood samples from both groups prior to birth to investigate and measure the level

of the protein AFP in their blood. The study demonstrated that the lowest mean of cervical length and birth

Wight were found in group with preterm labor as compared with the control group. The study revealed that

the mean of AFP was elevated significantly in women with preterm delivery (17.7±2.11 pg/ml) as compared

with the control group (8.23 ±1.67 pg/ml) at P. value <0.05. In this study, 40 of 100 of study cases delivered

preterm (< 34 weeks).. The study found positive correlation of serum AFP with birth weight, birth head

during 1st and 5th weeks of delivery (p< 0.01).

Author Biography

Noorjan Qasim Ahmed1 , Maysaa Abdalhussein Mohammed2 , Shaimaa Mohammed Sulaiman3

1 M.B.Ch.B. D.G.O., Kirkuk Health Directorate, Kirkuk, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Noorjan Qasim Ahmed1 , Maysaa Abdalhussein Mohammed2 , Shaimaa Mohammed Sulaiman3. (2020). Relation of Elevated Serum AFP Levels with Preterm Labor in Kirkuk City-Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2644-2647. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10837