Most of the medical community believes that pre-eclampsia brings an increased risk of cerebral palsy to the infant, but not much was known about this relationship. A new study from Norway makes some new revelations about this mysterious link.
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A Norwegian medical study has showed a convincing connection between high kynurenic acid levels and preeclampsia in pregnant mothers. The research suggests that women with abnormally high kynurenic acid levels are 3.6 times more likely to develop preeclampsia.
A team of Australian scientists recently made an important discovery regarding the pregnancy-related disease pre-eclampsia. The doctors conducted a medical study of women who suffered from pre-eclampsia and found that the infants they carried had significantly smaller thymuses than babies whose mothers had no serious pregnancy complications. The thymus is a gland that helps develop children's immune systems.
This blog recently discussed how a scientific panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to a chemical used by DuPont in manufacturing in West Virginia and the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia in pregnant women.
The previous two birth injury blog posts discussed how a scientific panel studying the effects of a chemical used in manufacturing Teflon and other non-stick products by DuPont recently concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to the chemical and preeclampsia.