What are perinatal complications of renal disease in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Thomas R Moore, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Perinatal complications are greatly increased in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction, and preeclampsia are all significantly more common.

A systematic review and meta-analysis by Deshpande et al found that although pregnancy is feasible in women after kidney transplantation, complications are relatively high and should be considered in both patient education and clinical decision making. [24]


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