- October 16, 2017 at 17:52 #3795
Renal diseases during the pregnancy are a complex group of disorders that may present both acutely and chronically. The effects of disease on pregnancy and the effects on pregnancy on the kidney vary in frequency and severity. Most pregnancies with chronic renal diseases might be further complicated by HTN and/or PEC. Other types of obstetric complications include preterm birth and IUGR.
General management focuses on appropriate choice of medications and avoidance of teratogens and upkeep of the renal function by controlling the blood pressure and fluid status when indicated. An elevated fetal testing might be also indicated, which together with timing of delivery, depends on severity of the disease. To optimize maternal and fetal outcomes, a multidisciplinary team should care about pregnant women with renal disease.
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