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How common is pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia is the most common serious complication of pregnancy. In Australia, it is thought to affect around 5-10% of all pregnancies. Of these, around 1-2% of cases are severe and threaten the lives of the mother and her baby.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: HELLP syndrome


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