TITLE

pre-eclampsia

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p622
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pre-eclampsia" is presented. It is a complication that can emerged from 20 week of pregnancy, which is accompanied by hypertension, edema and proteinuria. In severe cases, pre-eclampsia can cause headache, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and visual disturbance. When pregnant women have diabetes mellitus, hypertension or kidney disease, pre-eclampsia toxaemia (PET) can occur. Treatment regimen include bed rest and antihypertensive drugs.
ACCESSION #
44000196

 

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