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Early-onset preeclampsia: balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity 

Early-onset preeclampsia: balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity
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Early-onset preeclampsia: balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity
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Manju Chandiramani

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10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0016
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date: 17 August 2019

Characterized by new-onset hypertension and proteinuria, pre-eclampsia is thought to complicate approximately 4 % of pregnancies. This case of severe early-onset pre-eclampsia necessitating delivery at 27 weeks’ gestation illustrates the difficulty in balancing risk of prematurity-related complications with maternal risk. Alongside the case, the case provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence for use of drug agents to prevent pre-eclampsia (aspirin and calcium), as well as those commonly prescribed to treat hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Furthermore, the risk of complications in the postnatal period is highlighted.

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