Pre-Eclampsia Related Conditions
Preeclampsia, Toxemia, PIH, PET refer to serious, closely related hypertensive conditions of pregnancy.
Toxemia is an older term based on a belief that the condition was the result of toxins (poisons) in the blood.
Preeclamptic toxaemia "PET" is a term used by older physicians in the UK.
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension 'PIH'. A newer term
The Preeclampsia is a term used as an umbrella to cover all variants of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Dr Youssif Melbourne