How is edema characterized in preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Edema exists in many pregnant women, but a sudden increase in edema or facial edema is suggestive of preeclampsia. The edema of preeclampsia occurs by a distinct mechanism that is similar to that of angioneurotic edema.

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