South Med J 2017 Mar;110(3):154-160
From the Department of Pathophysiology, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, the Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Center Split, Split, University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapce, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, the Clinical Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University Hospital Center Split, Split, and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Center Split, Split, Croatia.
A nulliparous pregnant woman in her mid-20s and in the 32nd week of gestation presented to the emergency department with severe headache and vomiting. She had an uneventful medical history; however, the physical examination upon hospital admission revealed a hypertensive emergency, papilledema, and 2+ dipstick proteinuria. Upon establishing the diagnosis of preeclampsia, aggressive therapy with corticosteroids, antihypertensive medication, and seizure prophylaxis was initiated. Read More