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Table 2 Clinical data First level of care. Responsible: Family Physician and maternal and child health nurse. Please also refer to Figure 1.

From: Critical pathways for the management of preeclampsia and severe preeclampsia in institutionalised health care settings

ALARM SIGNS OF PREECLAMPSIA THAT SHOULD PROMPT URGENT REFERRAL TO THE HOSPITAL
Headache ++ Nausea ++
Drowsiness ++ Vomiting ++
Epigastric pain Hepatic tenderness
Sudden Blindness Scotomas
Hematemesis Oliguria/Anuria
Proteinuria (identified by dipstick) Shortness of breath
Seizures (indicates severe morbidity) Hematuria/Hemoglobinuria