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How do other illnesses affect placental abruption?

The risk for placental abruption is greatly increased by the presence of preexisting blood conditions. These conditions include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), preeclampsia, vasculitis, and blood clotting disorders. Abuse of drugs and alcohol can also increase your risk for placental abruption.

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