How is gestational hypertension differentiated from preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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During diagnosis, preeclampsia must be differentiated from gestational hypertension; although gestational hypertension is more common and may present with symptoms similar to those of preeclampsia, including epigastric discomfort or thrombocytopenia, it is which is not characterized by proteinuria. (See Classification and Characteristics of Hypertensive Disorders.)

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