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Fibrinolytic system in preeclampsia.
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PMID:  23159300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Preeclampsia (PE) is a multi-system disorder of human pregnancy characterized by hypertension and proteinuria. Although its pathogenesis is not fully understood, predisposition to endothelial dysfunction is thought to play a crucial part. Normotensive pregnancy is associated with increases in coagulation factor levels and decreases in the natural anticoagulation, leading to a hypercoagulable state. This state is thought to be part of a complex physiological adaptation, which ensures rapid and effective control of bleeding from the placental site at the time of placental separation. In PE, a more pronounced exacerbation of hypercoagulable state is noticed, comparing to normotensive pregnancy. Activation of coagulation in PE occurs at an early stage of the disease and often antedates the clinical symptoms. It is known that PE is associated with fibrin deposition in the kidney glomerulus, and in fatal cases, widespread fibrin deposition has been a prominent histology finding. Related to the fibrinolytic system in PE, the state of the art allows the assumption that blood coagulation overlaps the fibrinolytic regulatory mechanism, since fibrin deposition in maternal microcirculation is usually found in PE. However, there is still no consensus about its specific role. This review aims to discuss the fibrinolytic system in PE and its potential implications to the pathogenesis of this disease.
M B Pinheiro; K B Gomes; L M S Dusse
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3492     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chim. Acta     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1302422     Medline TA:  Clin Chim Acta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Faculty of Pharmacy/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei, Brazil.
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