Increased incidence of respiratory distress syndrome in infants following pregnancies complicated by hypertension.

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We assessed the relationship between maternal hypertension during pregnancy and the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in 263 infants born at 32 weeks' gestation or less. Two-hundred and twenty-three mothers were normotensive and 40 were hypertensive. RDS occurred significantly more commonly in infants of hypertensive mothers than in controls… (More)

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