Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder [ECU]
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Edith Cowan University researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women.
Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal-foetal mortality worldwide, responsible for the death of 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies each year, primarily in the developing world.
It can cause devastating complications for women and babies, including brain and liver injury in mothers and premature birth.