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A Case Report of Postpartum Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome in a Para 1+0 Now

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)

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Page : 144-146

Keywords : Pre-eclampsia; Eclampsia; Proteinuria; Postpartum; HELLP Syndrome; Mortality; Morbidity; Trophoblastic tissues; Magnesium sulphate; Hydralazine;

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Pre - eclampsia is pregnancy specific syndrome that is characterized by hypertension accompanied by proteinuria, developing after the 20th week of gestation in an otherwise normotensive patient. It is a significant cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. According to WHO report of 2019, Pre - eclampsia was the 3rd cause of mortality contributing about 14% of maternal mortality globally. This syndrome complicates about 2 - 5% of pregnancy, according to WHO report of 2019. The prevalence of Pre - eclampsia is estimated to be 10% in Africa with a mortality rate of 4 in every 1000 births in Ethiopia, Alemayehu belay et at 2016. The prevalence of pre - eclampsia in Kenya is estimated to range between 5.6 to 6.5%, but the number is expected to be higher in rural areas, Charity Ndwiga et al 2017.

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