What are risk factors for preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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In addition to those discussed above, preeclampsia risk factors also include the following:

  • Hydatidiform mole

  • Obesity

  • Thrombophilia

  • Oocyte donation or donor insemination

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Diabetes mellitus: Women with pregnancy-related hypertensive conditions, including preeclampsia, plus preexisting diabetes or early gestational diabetes appear to remain at increased risk for poor pregnancy outcomes—even when the gestational diabetes was identified early and treated. [37]

  • Collagen vascular disease

  • Periodontal disease [38]

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