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Study: Female kidney donors have increased risk of preeclampsia

from By Chelsea Adams

Female kidney donors double their risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to the results of a Canadian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. While preeclampsia can pose serious health threats to the mother and fetus, the condition is usually manageable, and most women had uncomplicated pregnancies following nephrectomies. Previous studies about pregnancies following kidney donation have yielded conflicting findings about the health of the mother and fetus. more

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