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Table 3 Criteria to classify the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Second and third levels of care. Responsible: Ob/gyn physician. Please also refer to Figure 3.

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

CHARACTERISTIC BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICAL DATA One or more of the following symptoms
Without severe Conditions
Mild Preeclampsia DBP ≥ 90 to < 110 mm Hg
MAP ≥ 106 to < 126
Mild symptoms such as headache, nausea etc. or No symptoms
Protein excretion in 24-h urine collection > 0.3 g to < 3 g
With severe Conditions
Severe Preeclampsia DBP ≥ 110 mm Hg
MAP >126 mm Hg
Frontal headache, Blurred vision, severe nausea and vomiting, persistence of abdominal pain (right upper quadrant), dizziness, tinnitus, drowsiness; and/or ONE of the following: Elevated liver enzymes
Thrombocytopenia (< 100,000 × 109/L)
Oliguria (< 500 ml/d)
Proteinuria > 3 g
Severe Morbidity DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg Same conditions as above and/or:
Convulsions (eclampsia)
HELLP syndrome
Abruptio placentae
Pulmonary oedema
Deterioration in the level of consciousness
Acute renal failure
Cerebral bleeding
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Adult progressive respiratory distress syndrome
Hepatic bleeding