, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 562–563 | Cite as

Studies on plasma fibrinogen level in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

  • T. Chatterjee
  • D. Maitra
  • T. Chakravarty
  • A. G. Datta


The plasma fibrinogen level of maternal blood has been estimated in 30 cases of pre-eclampsia, 60 cases of eclampsia and 35 cases of normal pregnancy of 3rd trimester. The plasma fibrinogen value increased by about 70% and 145% in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, respectively. In essential hypertension, the fibrinogen level remains more or less the same as in normal pregnancy.


Hypertension Fibrinogen Essential Hypertension Normal Pregnancy Fibrinogen Level 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Chatterjee
    • 1
  • D. Maitra
    • 1
  • T. Chakravarty
    • 1
  • A. G. Datta
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Experimental MedicineCalcutta-32(India)

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