Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Brief Report(s)


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Maternal, fetal and neonatal complications are correlated with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.  In this context, the maternal blood uric acid level is reported to be one of the prognostic factors in determining the prenatal outcome.  Based on the existing data, the present descriptive study was performed on two groups of women with severe preeclampsia; the first group (n=53) with a uric acid level of ≥6 mg/dl, was compared with the second group (n=50) with a uric acid level of <6 mg/dl.  A comparison between the two groups revealed that hyperuricemia in patients with severe preeclampsia, is certainly a risk factor for several perinatal complications.