toxemia of pregnancy

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1. the condition resulting from the spread of bacterial products (toxins) by the bloodstream.
2. a name formerly used to indicate a pregnancy-related syndrome typified by edema, proteinuria, and hypertension that was thought to be due to a toxin released by the mother in response to a foreign protein of the developing fetus. adj., adj toxe´mic.
toxemia of pregnancy former name for preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome.

toxemia of pregnancy

toxemia of pregnancy

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated (nonproteinuric) hypertension (HTN)—pre-eclampsia—or proteinuric HTN—eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5–15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M.
Clinical signs
Oedema, swelling (especially facial).

Low-dose aspirin.

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Vascular changes in the decidua associated with eclamptogenic toxemia of pregnancy.
Significance of biochemical and ophthalmoscopic changes in toxemia of pregnancy.
amid the 50 cases shows that Nutritional care and iron supplementation to Anemic cases can prevent toxemia of pregnancy.
Various risk factors are associated with increased mortality and morbidity in MAS like post-term babies, primipara and grand multipara, unbooked mothers, mothers with toxemia of pregnancy or prolonged rupture of the membranes, infants with moderate or severe birth asphyxia and operative deliveries (5).
Vascular changes in the deciduas associated with eclamptogenic toxemia of pregnancy.
As evident from table 3, the leading causes of maternal mortality were from hemorrhage, toxemia of pregnancy followed by sepsis.
Study of placental pathology in toxemia of pregnancy and its foetal implications.