SERUM MAGNESIUM AND CALCIUM STATUS IN TERM ASPHYXIATED NEWBORNS WITH HYPOXIC-ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY

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Muhammad Saqib Zaman
Muhammad Waqar
Mansoor Ahmad
Karishma Siraj

Keywords

Asphyxia, Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, serum calcium, serum magnesium

Abstract

Objective: To examine the serum magnesium and calcium status in term asphyxiated newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.


Methodology: Sixty newborns were selected for the study conducted from May 2023 to November 2023 at pediatric department, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Thirty cases of newborns with asphyxiated HIE were compared with thirty healthy newborns for assessing serum calcium and magnesium.


Results: Mean serum calcium level was 7.54±1.41 mg/dl in cases group while 8.65±0.62 mg/dl in control group (P = 0.0001). Mean serum magnesium in cases group was 1.61±0.47 mg/dl while 1.84±0.42 mg/dl in control group (P = 0.04).


Conclusion: Serum calcium and serum magnesium were significantly lower in the asphyxiated newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy as compared to healthy newborns.

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