M C Smith and J M Davison

The healthy kidney undergoes considerable vascular adaptation in pregnancy and it is therefore not surprising that pre-eclampsia, with widespread endothelial dysfunction, is associated with substantial renal consequences, an understanding of which provides insight into the overall vascular pathology. It is important to interpret impaired renal function secondary to pre-eclampsia in the context of the substantially enhanced renal performance of normal pregnancy, otherwise significant end organ damage in pre-eclamptic patients will go unrecognized.

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