toxaemia

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toxaemia

(US), toxemia
1. a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
2. the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
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It's called pre-eclampsia, or toxaemia of pregnancy, and causes high blood pressure, kidney disease and retention of fluid in pregnant women.
Masodkar et al (1985) [24] also observed a low Apgar score in toxaemia of pregnancy.
In cases of toxaemia of pregnancy, the retinal changes usually regress with decrease in blood pressure and may disappear completely after delivery due to lack of placental toxins.