Acute Complications of Preeclampsia

  title={Acute Complications of Preeclampsia},
  author={Errol R. Norwitz and Chaur-Dong Hsu and John T. Repke},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
Preeclampsia is an idiopathic multisystem disorder specific to human pregnancy and the puerperium. More precisely, it is a disease of the placenta, because it has also been described in pregnancies where there is trophoblast but no fetal tissue (complete molar pregnancies). Although the pathophysiology of preeclampsia is poorly understood, it is clear that the blueprint for its development is laid down early in pregnancy. It has been suggested that the pathologic hallmark is a complete or… 
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