How is preeclampsia with severe features treated?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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When preeclampsia with severe features is diagnosed after 34 weeks gestation, delivery is most appropriate. The mode of delivery should depend on the severity of the disease and the likelihood of a successful induction. Whenever possible, however, vaginal delivery should be attempted and cesarean section should be reserved for routine obstetric indications.


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