Clinical significance of proteinuria in pregnancy.

  title={Clinical significance of proteinuria in pregnancy.},
  author={James Airoldi and Louis Weinstein},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  volume={62 2},
UNLABELLED Urinary protein excretion is considered abnormal in pregnant women when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation, a level that usually correlates with 1+ on urine dipstick. Proteinuria documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group recommended that that the diagnosis of proteinuria be based on the 24-hour urine collection. Preeclampsia is the leading diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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