Pre-eclampsia ‘greatly increases’ risk of CKD

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

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.