Pre-eclampsia: a Life-threatening Pregnancy Syndrom

Abstract : Pre-eclampsia is a serious pathological state affecting 5-10% of pregnant women. Currently, it is diagnosed in the second half of pregnancy, particularly after the 20th week. Symptoms mostly correspond to the changes of blood vessels and kidneys. The severity of pre-eclampsia is proportional to symptomatic manifestations, thus the more symptoms present, the higher is of pre-eclampsia development. Although there are several studies dealing with pre-eclampsia pathology, the complete etiology is still unknown. In this review paper, several theories are presented and discussed.
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Andrea Brazdova, Alena Keprova, Jarmila Zidkova, Jindrich Madar. Pre-eclampsia: a Life-threatening Pregnancy Syndrom. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Tecpar, 2014, 57 (5), pp.701-705. ⟨10.1590/S1516-8913201402449⟩. ⟨hal-01311328⟩

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