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Late-onset postpartum preeclampsia: A case study

Clark, Terri P. PhD, CNM, MSN, ARNP, FACNM

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000443230.18099.e9
Feature: PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

Abstract: Late-onset postpartum preeclampsia is atypical and potentially life-threatening. Diagnosis is frequently delayed because signs and symptoms of significant disease are subtle, thus, nurse practitioners should have a high index of suspicion. Immediate consultation, diagnosis, initial management, pathophysiology, and breastfeeding support are discussed as well as patient education and future health implications.

Terri Patrice Clark is an associate professor at Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle, Wash.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins