Letters Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is an inflammatory disorder

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39402.415046.BE (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1059
  1. Jecko V Thachil, haematologist
  1. Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8XP
  1. jeckothachil{at}yahoo.co.uk

    Two research articles highlight the link between pre-eclampsia and cardiovascular diseases including ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.1 2 The common factor in these conditions is endothelial dysfunction. What triggers this endothelial damage is not clear. Interestingly, atherosclerosis—an initiating factor for most of these diseases—has been increasingly recognised as an inflammatory disorder. Inflammatory markers, such …

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