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.
|Maternal complications||Fetal complications|
|Intracranial haemorrhage (bleeding inside the skull)||Intrauterine asphyxia (severe shortage of oxygen in the uterus)|
|Anaemia||IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction)|
|Low platelet count, poor blood clotting and risk of bleeding||Premature delivery|
|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)||Mental retardation|
|Temporary total blindness|
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