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This study aimed to evaluate serum levels of steroid hormones and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in preeclamptic Iraqi pregnancies compared to those of healthy pregnancies.This study enrolled 120 pregnant women, divided into four groups:1. 30 healthy pregnant women.2. 37 pregnant women with mild preeclampsia3. 53 pregnant women with severe preeclampsia4. 90 pregnant women with preeclampsia Preeclamptic women and their severe cases but not mild cases had significantly (P<0.01) increased levels of serum hCG as compared with healthy pregnancies. By contrast, sera levels of estradiol were significantly (P<0.01) decreased in total preeclamptic groups and their severe cases but not in mild group as compared to healthy pregnant women (controls) , while there were no significant differences in the levels of serum progesterone in all preeclamptic groups as compared with controls.This study that concludes Preeclampsia is associated with increased levels of hCG hormone and decreased levels of estradiol hormone and these support the suggestion of the role of hormones in preeclampsia.
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Journal BS. Evaluation the Levels of Serum Hormones (Progesterone, Estradiol, and hCG) in Preeclamptic IraqiPregnancies: Suaad A. Brakhas | Abbass M. Rahmah | Amna N.Jassim. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2012Jun.3 [cited 2021Aug.2];9(2):244-50. Available from: https://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/1357