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Definition

A hypertensive disorder of pregnancy characterized by new hypertension (blood pressure 140/90 or greater) presenting after 20 weeks' gestation with clinically relevant proteinuria. It impacts 2 individuals, the mother and her child, both of whom can be severely affected. Preeclampsia is one of the causes of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide.

Acronym

PEE5

Synonyms

Gestational proteinuric hypertension

 
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