Preeclampsia

Martin E. Ogle, Arthur B. Sanders

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Abstract

The case of a 32-year-old primigravida, 32 weeks gestation, with nausea, vomiting, thrombocytopenia, and abnormal liver function tests is presented. A diagnosis of severe preeclampsia was made and the patient underwent emergency cesarean section. Improvement of clinical symptoms and laboratory studies followed over the succeeding days. These less common manifestations of preeclampsia indicate severe disease necessitating aggressive management, even in the setting of a normal blood pressure. Thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, or abnormal liver functions in a patient presenting in the latter half of pregnancy may be manifestations of severe preeclampsia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1984

Keywords

  • hemolytic anemia
  • liver function tests
  • preeclampsia
  • thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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