Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: To examine the relationship of inherited thrombophilia and other thrombotic risk factors with preeclampsia (PE) in a population of pregnant Turkish women. Materials and methods: This was a case cross-sectional study in which 70 women with PE and 60 normal pregnant women were studied to find out the frequency of women with risk factors including inherited thrombophilia among preeclamptic cases. Results: Hemoglobin, platelet count, uric acid, vitamin B12, folic acid, copper, homocysteine, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, fibrinogen, protein S, protein C, activated protein C resistance values show significant differences in women with PE in comparison to women with normal pregnancy. Conclusion: There may be a link between inherited thrombophilia and PE, at least in a sample of Turkish pregnant women. We also propose that the association between thrombophilia and PE is stronger than suggested previously. Furthermore, copper is selectively elevated in women with PE as an independent marker.


Copper, homocysteine, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, protein S, activated protein C resistance

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