The genetics of pre‐eclampsia: a feto‐placental or maternal problem?

@article{Cross2003TheGO,
  title={The genetics of pre‐eclampsia: a feto‐placental or maternal problem?},
  author={James C Cross},
  journal={Clinical Genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={64}
}
  • J. Cross
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Genetics
Pre‐eclampsia is a potentially life‐threatening disease of women during pregnancy leading to hypertension and proteinuria. It affects 1 in 15 pregnancies but, despite intense research efforts, the cause of the disease remains mysterious. Because pre‐eclampsia only occurs during pregnancy and its symptoms resolve after delivery, factors from the placenta are thought to be involved. The role of the placenta could be production of ‘abnormal’ factors that initiate widespread inflammation and vaso… Expand
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