What is the prevalence of preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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An estimated 2-8% of pregnancies are complicated by preeclampsia, with associated maternofetal morbidity and mortality. [15] In the fetus, preeclampsia can lead to ischemic encephalopathy, growth retardation, and the various sequelae of premature birth.


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