Hyperemesis gravidarum

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14-05-2019
Marjette H. Koot, Iris J. Grooten, Norah E. Gauw, Tessa J. Roseboom en Rebecca C. Painter

Hyperemesis gravidarum

  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, accompanied by weight loss, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
  • There is no international agreement on diagnostic criteria for HG.
  • The diagnosis of HG is only made on the basis of the clinical picture.
  • HG has a significant impact on quality of life and is related to negative birth outcomes.
  • The principal elements of HG treatment consist of antiemetics and intravenous rehydration.
  • The probability that there will be a reoccurrence of HG during a subsequent pregnancy is 15-80%.
  • If a subsequent pregnancy is desired, a preconception consultation may have added value.
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