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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: Overdiagnosis is appropriate

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ABSTRACTHypertensive disorders of pregnancy are common and require special care to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Since the symptoms of preeclampsia, the most dangerous disorder, are variable, overdiagnosis is appropriate. Chronic hypertension complicates 5% of all pregnancies and is becoming more common due to delayed childbearing.


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