superimposed preeclampsia

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su·per·im·posed pre·e·clamp·si·a

the development of preeclampsia in a patient with chronic hypertensive vascular or renal disease; when the hypertension antedates the pregnancy as established by previous blood pressure recordings, a rise in the systolic pressure of 30 mmHg or a rise in the diastolic pressure of 15 mmHg and the development of proteinuria or edema, or both, are required during pregnancy to establish the diagnosis.
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On completion of 34 weeks, she was posted for elective LSCS in view of superimposed preeclampsia and breech presentation of both twins.
Patients with history of chronic HTN without proteinuria, patients with previous history of renal disease and patients with chronic HTN with superimposed preeclampsia (new onset proteinurea) were excluded.
Hypertensive disorders included mild, severe, or superimposed preeclampsia, eclampsia, and gestational hypertension diagnosed in the antepartum period.
9 However the diagnosis of superimposed Preeclampsia is difficult in patients with renal disease who may already have hypertension and proteinuria.
Previous pre-eclampsia as an independent risk for superimposed preeclampsia was reported to be associated with about 5-fold increase for the risk (OR: 4.
Study participants were [greater than or equal to]20 weeks gestational age and had new onset of hypertension with or without suspicion of preeclampsia or chronic hypertension (before 20 weeks of gestation) with suspected superimposed preeclampsia.
Approximately 20% of women with chronic hypertension and 50% of those with chronic severe hypertension develop superimposed preeclampsia during pregnancy.
Serum and placental lipid peroxides in chronic hypertension during pregnancy with and without superimposed preeclampsia.
Young and nulliparous women are particularly vulnerable to developing preeclampsia, whereas older women are at greater risk for chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia.
Gestational hypertension and chronic hypertension do sometimes coexist with superimposed preeclampsia, but should not be confused with preeclampsia or lead to management decisions that should apply only to patients with preeclampsia.