Clinical Findings Distinguishing preeclampsia from a Lupus Flare

Clinical Findings Distinguishing preeclampsia from a Lupus Flare

Clinical Findings Distinguishing preeclampsia from a Lupus Flare

AbnormalitypreeclampsiaSLE
Blood pressureHighNormal or high
PlateletsLow or normalLow or normal
ComplementVariable aNormal or low
Uric acidHighHigh or normal
ProteinuriaPresentPresent
Hematuria
24-Hour urine calcium
Macroscopic, no casts
Low
Microscopic, with casts
Normal
Anti-DNA antibodyNormal or stableRising or high
Other SLE symptomsAbsentPresent

SLE, Systemic lupus erythematosus.

a Patients with preeclampsia and eclampsia can develop low complement levels.

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