Study of Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Pregnancy

  • Anita Sharma 1Assistant Professor; Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, S P Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
  • Rohitash Kularia Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, S P Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Jitendra Acharya Senior Demonstrator, Department of Dentistry, S P Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: PRAKI-Pregnancy related acute kidney injury, PIH-Pregnancy induced hypertension, HELLP- Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count.


Background: Pregnancy related acute kidney injury(PRAKI) is common in developing countries like India. The aim of the study was to identify the etiology, prognosis, management and to have preventable measures, to improve the maternal and fetal outcome.

Methods: The study was conducted in S.P. Medical College& Hospital – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department from July 2017 to December 2017.A total of 22 cases has been studied.

Results: The incidence of PRAKI was 1.3% in our hospital. Pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia was found to be commonest cause. Incidence of PRAKI was high in third trimester. The outcome was favorable with complete recovery in 45.47% patients.

Conclusion: The low incidence of PRAKI was probably due to improved obstetric practices. Future research is further needed, to decrease the incidence.


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Sharma A, Kularia R, Acharya J. Study of Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Pregnancy. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Jun.28 [cited 2021Nov.27];4(2):169-71. Available from: