What are the risk factor for preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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The incidence of preeclampsia is higher in women with a history of preeclampsia, multiple gestations, and chronic hypertension or underlying renal disease. In addition, Lykke et al found that preeclampsia, spontaneous preterm delivery, or fetal growth deviation in a first singleton pregnancy predisposes women to those complications in their second pregnancy, especially if the complications were severe. [36]

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