n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Hypertension / preeclampsia : editorial

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... Preeclampsia is a common complication of pregnancy in both developed and developing countries. Mild preeclampsia usually has a good prognosis for both mother and baby. However, severe preeclampsia and eclampsia could have grave consequences for the mother and foetus or newborn. This is a real problem in developing countries where sufficient numbers of trained personnel and adequate facilities are not available. These limited resources over many years have forced one to avoid unnecessary special investigations and use intensive-care facilities as effectively as possible without unnecessarily endangering the lives of the mother or baby. Preeclampsia is generally defined as severe when ..

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