What is the risk of chronic and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in pregnant women with hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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A large, population-based study compared 26,651 pregnant women with hypertensive disorders to 213,397 pregnant women without hypertensive disorders to determine risk of end-stage renal disease and found that the incidence of chronic kidney disease was almost 11-fold higher in the hypertensive group. [59] This group also exhibited a 14-fold increased risk for end-stage renal disease. The risk was much greater for women with preeclampsia or eclampsia. [60]


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