Pre-eclampsia

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Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a disorder of pregnancy caused by the onset of high blood pressure. There is a large amount of protein in the urine.[1][2] When it happens, the condition begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy.[3]

In severe cases of the disease there may be red blood cell breakdown, a low blood platelet count, damaged liver function, kidney dysfunction, swelling, shortness of breath due to fluid in the lungs, or visual disturbances.[4]

If left untreated, it may result in seizures.

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