A 33-year-old member asked:
Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?
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Cardiology 31 years experience
Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2013
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