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: and

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