- Shuffle Toggle OnToggle Off
- Alphabetize Toggle OnToggle Off
- Front First Toggle OnToggle Off
- Both Sides Toggle OnToggle Off
- Read Toggle OnToggle Off
How to study your flashcards.
Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key
Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key
H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key
A key: Read text to speech.a key
1 Cards in this Set
Aetiology and presentation of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia (gestational proteinuric hypertension) is defined as pregnancy induced sustained hypertension BP over 140/90 (in an normotensive woman) developing after 20 weeks gestation, in association with new-onset proteinuria (+1 without UTI). May present with oedema in hands and face.
Aet: Idiopathic disease of the placenta where arterial walls fail to distend to accommodate required blood flow, resulting in raised BP and a toxemia factor. Increased risk in <20, >35, family Hx, first pregnancy with new partner, hydatidiform mole, multip, obesity, pregestational diabetes/htn. LOWER incidence in smokers, though disease progression is worse.
Eclampsia complicates 1/2000 pregnancies and is characterised by generalized convulsions and/or coma, with the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia. Rule out idiopathic epilepsy, subarachnoid haemorrhage, meningitis etc.