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Pre-eclampsia, sometimes spelled “preeclampsia,” is a life-threatening condition characterized by high blood pressure in a pregnant woman. It also causes large amounts of protein in the urine of the mother. Left untreated, it develops into eclampsia, which can cause seizures and eventual death of the mother and/or the unborn baby. Pre-eclampsia is the most common of all dangerous complications of pregnancy.



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