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Preeclampsia

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  • Laura A. Magee, M.D.,
  • Kypros H. Nicolaides, M.D.,
  • and Peter von Dadelszen, D.Phil.

Preeclampsia complicates 2 to 4% of all pregnancies and accounts for about 46,000 maternal deaths and 500,000 fetal or newborn deaths each year. Antihypertensive agents and magnesium sulfate can help control the systemic manifestations of preeclampsia, which is usually resolved by delivery of the placenta.

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Author Affiliations

From the Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, King’s College London (L.A.M., K.H.N., P.D.), the Institute of Women and Children’s Health, King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (L.A.M., P.D.), and the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital (K.H.N.) — all in London.

Dr. Magee can be contacted at or at King’s College London, 6th Floor, Addison House Guy’s Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL, United Kingdom.

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