The clinical spectrum of preeclampsia

F. Gary Cunningham, James M. Roberts, Robert N. Taylor

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Abstract

Preeclampsia is a heterogeneous syndrome with vastly different presentations in different women that is easily confused with other disorders. As our knowledge of pathogenesis increases the apparent heterogeneity will clarify. For example, the recognition of endothelial dysfunction and increased inflammatory activation as components of preeclampsia pathophysiology clarified many of the diverse features of the presentation of the disorder. We anticipate that the state-of-the-art knowledge presented in the following chapters will not only guide future research but will also inform clinical understanding and eventually care of preeclamptic women and their infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, Fourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Science
Pages25-36
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780124078666
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Differential diagnosis
  • Eclampsia
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Preeclampsia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gary Cunningham, F., Roberts, J. M., & Taylor, R. N. (2014). The clinical spectrum of preeclampsia. In Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, Fourth Edition (pp. 25-36). Elsevier Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407866-6.00002-X