Specific Genetic Mutations Associated With Preeclampsia

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Specific genetic mutations in women with autoimmune diseases are associated with preeclampsia ... investigation ... has revealed an association between similar mutations and preeclampsia in women without any underlying autoimmune disease ...

... The authors studied specific genes ... and found that 7 of the 40 [women] had a mutation in one of these genes ... 5 of 59 women who did not have an autoimmune disease but who developed preeclampsia, had mutations in MCP or factor I.

... the results ... suggest new genetic targets for the treatment of preeclampsia and raise the possibility of developing tests to identify women at risk of developing preeclampsia ...

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