Pre eclampsia

Pre eclampsia is a form of gestational hypertension which affects some women; usually in the second half of pregnancy. The World Health Organisation estimates that worldwide approximately 70 000 women die from pre-eclampsia each year. Where correctly administered magnesium sulphate halves the risk of eclampsia and seizures. (WHO International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) – see: http://www.who.int/pmnch/about/members/database/isshp/en/ and http://apps.who.int/rhl/pregnancy_childbirth/medical/hypertension/kkcom2/en/)

Pre eclampsia was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Adrian Bannister