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Fetal Diagn Ther. 2015;38(2):119-25. doi: 10.1159/000369553. Epub 2015 Feb 18.

Characterization of Atypical Preeclampsia.

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Obstetric High-dependency Unit, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José (HIUSJ), Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, FUCS, Bogotá, Colombia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To characterize patients with atypical preeclampsia (PE), in relation to socio-demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, maternal complications and perinatal outcome.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Between July 1, 2011 and November 30, 2013, a cohort was created of women attended at a Obstetric High-dependency Unit who met criteria for atypical PE: gestational hypertension with severe hypertension or symptoms or laboratory signs suggestive of microangiopathy/hemolysis; normotensive proteinuria with the presence of symptoms or laboratory signs suggestive of microangiopathy/hemolysis; presence of PE or eclampsia or HELLP syndrome appearing after 48 h postpartum, and, PE or eclampsia appearing before 20 weeks of pregnancy.

RESULTS:

A total of 200 women fulfilling criteria for atypical PE, were included: 61.5% corresponded to non-proteinuric gestational hypertension, 35.5% to normotensive proteinuria and 3% to PE/eclampsia in late postpartum. Criteria for severe maternal morbidity were present in 12% of the cases and there were no maternal deaths. There were 6 perinatal deaths.

CONCLUSION:

Atypical preeclampsia is a type of preeclampsia not fully recognized that is associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity, mainly related to smallness-for-gestational-age and low birth weight. Vasospasm symptoms are a key element to detect this condition.

PMID:
25721893
DOI:
10.1159/000369553
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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