Malignant hypertensive retinopathy in a postnatal patient with pregnancy induced hypertension: Case report

Thokozani Zungu, Mdala Shaffi, Gandiwa Moira, PC Mhango, Kayange Petros

Abstract


Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal mortality, especially in developing countries. Hypertensive retinopathy is a common condition in patients with PIH.   Patients mostly present with mild hypertensive retinopathy changes such as arteriolar narrowing and arteriovenous nicking.  Malignant hypertensive retinopathy is a rare finding in PIH patients.    We present a case of a 32 year old postnatal woman with PIH who developed malignant hypertensive retinopathy in both eyes during post-partum period

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