Misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia


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About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia or confirming a diagnosis of Preeclampsia, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Preeclampsia may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Preeclampsia: For a diagnosis of Preeclampsia, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Preeclampsia:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia: An important distinction exists between the preeclampsia syndrome, recognized when elevated blood pressure occurs for the first time during pregnancy, and preexisting (chronic) hypertension. The two disorders, although both characterized by high blood pressure, are strikingly different pathophysiologically and have very different acute and long-range implications for mother and infant.1

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia:

Misdiagnosis cases for Preeclampsia: No cases available yet.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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