MDTV on Pregnancy and Autoimmune Disease Preeclampsia Preeclampsia Affects up to 10% of All Pregnancies Worldwide
Preeclampsia is one of the most feared complications affecting up to 10% of all pregnancies worldwide. Preeclampsia is both associated with autoimmune diseases, especially Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and its symptoms tend to mimic those of both disease flares and of pregnancy itself. Thus, it can be one of the more important differential diagnoses facing the medical team. Watch this MDTV Learning Module (4) to find out more.
Preeclampsia is one of the most feared complications of pregnancy and is associated with common autoimmune disease, especially Lupus. Its symptopms can mimic those of disease flares and of pregnancy itself. Because of this it is important for both a patient and her medical team to be aware of the signs of preeclampsia.