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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Recommendation details

Referral advice recommendation:Women with severe or persistent headache should be evaluated and pre-eclampsia considered (emergency action). If diastolic blood pressure is greater than 90 mm Hg and accompanied by another sign or symptom of pre-eclampsia, evaluate further (emergency action). If diastolic blood pressure is greater than 90 mm Hg and accompanied by another sign or symptom of pre-eclampsia, evaluate further (emergency action).
Recommendation ID:244
Referral advice category:Immediate

Source guidance details

Guidance ID:CG37
Guidance: Postnatal care
Issue date:July 2006
Paragraph number:1.2.13
Page number:13
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NICE Classifications

Topic:
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth
Sub topic:
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology

Other details/links

Explanation for 'other links':Further details on 'Life-threatening conditions in women'; 'Health problems in babies'; 'Common health problems in women' and 'Common breastfeeding concerns' can be found in the link below.
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