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What exactly is nephritis of pregnancy?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Eclampsia

During some pregnancies there can be a state of toxemia related to abnormal placental function which leads to acute kidney damage and severe hypertension sometimes with convulsions.
The kidneys suffer damage to blood vessels with excessive coagulation and loss of filtration first heralded by protein in the urine.

In brief: Eclampsia

During some pregnancies there can be a state of toxemia related to abnormal placental function which leads to acute kidney damage and severe hypertension sometimes with convulsions.
The kidneys suffer damage to blood vessels with excessive coagulation and loss of filtration first heralded by protein in the urine.
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