Pre-eclampsia

Author: 
Asha Christina A

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Even a slight rise in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious, even fatal ,complications for both mother and baby. The exact cause of preeclampsia involves several factors. Experts believe it begins in the placenta, the organ that nourishes the fetus throughout pregnancy. Medical management has been taken to prevent further complication.

Download PDF: 
DOI: 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8652.1400