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, Volume 209, Issue 2, pp 149–161 | Cite as

Renal pathologic findings in patients with the clinical diagnosis of pre-eclampsia

  • Maher Mahran
  • Hossam E. Fadel
  • M. S. Sabour
  • A. Saleh


Pre-eclampsia was diagnosed in 40 patients after the exclusion — as far as possible — of chronic renal or hypertensive disease. Percutaneous renal biopsies were obtained from those patients. Pathologic examination of the 32 adequate biopsies showed the specific pre-eclamptic lesion in a pure form in only 53.1%. A variety of lesions were seen in the other biopsies: chronic pyelonephritis, chronic proliferative glomerulonephritis, benign nephrosclerosis, and minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome. One biopsy was apparently normal. The high incidence of chronic pyelonephritis (21.9%) was considered an important finding in Egyptian pregnant women. The significance of these findings as regards the response to treatment, and remote prognosis was outlined.


Pregnant Woman Clinical Diagnosis Nephrotic Syndrome Glomerulonephritis Pathologic Finding 
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© J. F. Bergmann 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maher Mahran
    • 1
  • Hossam E. Fadel
    • 1
  • M. S. Sabour
    • 1
  • A. Saleh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of MedicineAin Shams UniversityCairoU.A.R.

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