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Late onset preeclampsia is not an innocuous condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20670151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile and outcome of late-onset preeclampsia (LOPE).
METHODS: Retrospective study of 264 singleton pregnancies presenting before delivery at two referral centres in South Africa.
RESULTS: Primigravid patients constituted 56.8% of the group, while 57.6% were graded as severe. Median gestational age at diagnosis was 37 (34-43) weeks. 30.7% of patients experienced >or=1 major maternal complication including 34 (12.9%) cases of eclampsia. There were no maternal or early neonatal deaths. Five intrauterine deaths occurred, all due to placental abruption. The perinatal mortality rate was 18.9 per thousand births.
CONCLUSIONS: Late-onset preeclampsia often presents as severe disease.
L Kenneth; D R Hall; S Gebhardt; D Grové
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension in pregnancy     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1525-6065     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2014-07-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421297     Medline TA:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gestational Age
Pre-Eclampsia / diagnosis*
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index*
South Africa
Time Factors

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