Pre-eclampsia 'greatly increases' risk of CKD

​​​​​​​The highest risk is seen in the five years following pregnancy, reveals large study

Pregnant women who develop pre-eclampsia have six times the risk of chronic kidney disease in the five years following their pregnancy compared with those without the condition, a large study shows.

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The findings mean that some women may need to be monitored closely for kidney disease following a pregnancy involving pre-eclampsia, the authors suggest in the BMJ.

The analysis of more than one million Danish women and over two million pregnancies also reveals pre-eclampsia leads to a 4-5 times higher risk of glomerular and proteinuric disease

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