Asphyxia is pronounced 'ass-fix-ee-ah'.
'Acute' refers to a condition that begins suddenly and rapidly becomes very serious.
Table 19.1 Common complications of severe pre-eclampsia in the mother and the fetus.
|Intracranial haemorrhage (bleeding inside the skull)
|Intrauterine asphyxia (severe shortage of oxygen in the uterus)
|IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction)
|Low platelet count, poor blood clotting and risk of bleeding
|Acute kidney failure
|IUFD (intrauterine fetal death)
|Acute liver failure, maybe even liver rupture
|Respiratory distress after birth(early neonatal asphyxia)
|Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary oedema)
|Temporary total blindness
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