Authors: Myrvete Pacarada, Astrit M. Gashi , Albiona Beha,Bujar Obertinca


Abstract

Preeclampsia is clinically defined by hypertension and proteinuria, with or without pathologic edema that occurs after 20 weeks’ gestation, but can also present up to 4-6 weeks post-partum. Worldwide, incidence of preeclampsia is 5-14 percent of all pregnancies, while severe preeclampsia can develop to about 25 percent of all cases of preeclampsia. Severe preeclampsia is a pathology characterized by endothelial dysfunction that can often be complicated, and thus may lead to liver and renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), and central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities.  Worldwide, preeclampsia and eclampsia is responsible for about 14 percent of maternal deaths per year. We present a case, from our clinic, which has had serious complications after birth and that ended with the death of the patient. Despite the adequate management with the timely diagnosis and therapy, patient died ten days after Caesarean delivery.

Keywords

Preeclampsia, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), central nervous system (CNS), hypertension, proteinuria

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Case Report of Severe Preeclampsia and Associated Postpartum Complications