Basima Sh. Alghazali, Shameem R. Mohammed Hussien, Shaimaa Abdul Karim, Israa Ali
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Kufa University
2Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital, Najaf
3, 4Najaf health directorate
Received 18 August 2015; Accepted 20 November 2015; Published 29 December 2015
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The objectives of this study is to study the association of C-reactive protein in the pathogenesis
of meconium stained amniotic fluid in women presented in labour. A case control study, 90
women presented in labour 45 with meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and 45 clear
amniotic fluid (CAF), from March 2013 to July 2013 in the labour room and operative theater.
Data collected regarding their age, gestational age, mode of delivery, neonatal outcome, parity
and maternal blood for C- reactive protein. Complete physical examination of the neonate
regarding Apgar score, color of baby, response to a catheter in the nostril, muscle tone, heart
rate and breathing was done. There was a significant increment in the level of C- reactive
protein in women with MSAF. We concluded that C- reactive protein may be involved in the
pathogenesis of MSAF.
Keywords: C-reactive protein, MSAF, CAF