[Medical approaches for managing preeclampsia]

Presse Med. Jul-Aug 2016;45(7-8 Pt 1):638-45. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2016.04.017. Epub 2016 May 24.
[Article in French]


Preecalmpsia is an hypertensive disease of pregnancy complicating 1-5 % of all pregnancies. Although symptomatic management has improved, there is currently no curative treatment, and only childbirth and delivery of the placenta, usually prematurely, alleviate the mother's symptoms. When preeclampsia occurs before 37 weeks of gestation expectant management is often possible in order to reduce post-natal complications related to prematurity. The management depends on the severity of the disease and gestational age. The modalities of this management are reviewed in this article.

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Decision Trees
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pre-Eclampsia / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Watchful Waiting


  • Antihypertensive Agents