The UK NSC recommendation on Pre-eclampsia screening in pregnancy
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is a complication of the second half of pregnancy, labour or the first few days after delivery. New hypertension (raised blood pressure) and proteinuria (abnormal amounts of protein in the urine) are its main features. Oedema (swelling) is an inconsistent part of the condition. As its name suggests pre-eclampsia may precede eclampsia, when epileptic-like convulsions occur.
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
Related documentsSummary of Policy and Consultation Responses for Pre-Eclampsia Nov 2011 (PDF document, 188KB, 09/08/13)
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