Use of ADAM 12 for diagnosis and therapy of preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a disorder affecting
about 5% of pregnant women.
It becomes manifest in the last trimester
of pregnancy and is characterized
by high blood pressure, protein
in the urine, and, sometimes,
edema of the face and hands.
When left untreated, preeclampsia
can lead to severe problems, endangering
both mother and fetus.
High blood pressure constricts the
blood vessels in the uterus that
supply the fetus with oxygen and
nutrients. Fetal growth is retarded.
Preeclampsia can increase the risk
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