Category Archives: pre-eclampsia

Researchers identify serum biomarkers for predicting women at risk of pre-eclampsia.


Pre-eclampsia is a combination of raised blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). It is quite common, usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, affecting between 2 and 8 in 100 women during pregnancy. In most cases it is mild and has little effect on the pregnancy.   However for 1 in 200 women, the effects are more serious.

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