Preeclampsia and Renal Disease in Pregnancy: Obstetric Perspective

  • Shelly Soni
  • Michelle Smith-Levitin


Preeclampsia is a common obstetrical complication that results in serious maternal as well as neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is more common and frequently more severe in patients with underlying renal disease. Management does not differ significantly in patients with preeclampsia superimposed on chronic kidney disease (CKD), but judicious care needs to be taken of fluid status and magnesium toxicities. As we develop further understanding of pathophysiology of the disease, both prevention and treatment are expected to improve.


Gestational hypertension  Preeclampsia Eclampsia Chronic hypertension Chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia Renal disease in pregnancy Pregnancy in patients on dialysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelly Soni
    • 1
  • Michelle Smith-Levitin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Maternal Fetal MedicineDonald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellManhassetUSA

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