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becky83
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PostSubject: found my maternity notes and have a question.   Mon 17 Nov 2008, 10:25 am

on my discharge summary under antenatal details it says i had Severe PET, Proteinuria, and a UTI (Asymptomatic Bacteria)


I know what the UTI is and the proteinuria (leaking protein) and i'm confused with PET as i thought pre eclampsia was just PE...... can anyone help?

P.S I may be having a silly day and it does mean PE?! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: found my maternity notes and have a question.   Mon 17 Nov 2008, 2:20 pm

Hi Becky,

PET is the 'old fashioned' term for PE.
It stands for Pre Eclamptic Toxaemia. Many old school nurses / midwives still use it. No wonder the condition is hard to diagnose with so many names heh?!

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PostSubject: Re: found my maternity notes and have a question.   Mon 17 Nov 2008, 5:48 pm

Oh i see, thank you so much for telling me this as it confused me last night when i saw it!

So i really did have severe pre eclampsia then!
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PostSubject: Re: found my maternity notes and have a question.   Mon 17 Nov 2008, 8:03 pm

No problem Becky!

If there is anything else confusing you, just give us a nudge!
There are often a lot of abrrieviations or jargon that might as well be heiroglyphics!

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