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Mrs. Gonzales is a 31 year old Hispanic female at 34 weeks gestation who presents to labor and delivery with complaints of a frontal headache and blurred vision. She has a blood pressure of 150/98, generalized edema, and 4+ proteinuria. The most likely cause of her clinical situation is:



A. Conn’s syndrome
B. Transient hypertension of pregnancy
C. Eclampsia
D. Benign hypertension
E. Pre-eclampsia
Asked by Samuel, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Pre-eclampsia-pre-eclampsia is diagnosed when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure (two separate readings taken at least six hours apart of 140 or more in systolic blood pressure and/or 90 or more in diastolic blood pressure) and 300 mg of protein in a 24-hour urine sample (proteinuria). a rise in baseline blood pressure (bp) of 30 mmhg systolic or 15 mmhg diastolic, while not meeting the absolute criteria of 140/90, is still considered important to note, but is not considered...Read More
 

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