@misc{cogprints6388, volume = {7}, number = {4}, month = {February}, author = {Maitryaee Bhattacharyaya and Joydeb Roychowdhury}, editor = {Dr. Srinivas Kakkilaya}, title = {Study of Pregnancy Outcome in E-Beta Thalassaemia Mothers}, publisher = {Dr. B.S. Kakkilaya}, year = {2009}, journal = {Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences}, keywords = {E-Beta thalassaemia, High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)}, url = {http://cogprints.org/6388/}, abstract = {Forty eight E-Beta thalassaemia patients were studied in NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal during the period from 2000-2006. In all patients Hb\% ranged from 5.2g\% - 9.6g\%. It was more than 8g\% in 17 (35.4\%), 6-8g\% in 22 (45.8\%) and less than 6g\% in 9(18.7\% ) patients. 72.9\% patients required regular blood transfusion while the rest (27.1\%) received blood transfusion occasionally.81.25\% pregnancy were carried up to term whereas 18.75\% pregnancy ended in preterm delivery. Vaginal delivery was possible in 85.5\% patients.14.5\% patients had caesarean delivery due to underlying obstetric problem. Amongst the babies born, 22 (45.8\%) were intrauterine growth retarded (IUGR) babies,8.3\% pregnancies ended in stillbirth. There were 4 (8.3\%) maternal deaths in this study.} }