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Can periodontal disease cause preeclampsia?

Some research suggests that periodontal disease in pregnant women can be a risk factor for preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a potentially fatal condition of high blood pressure and excess protein in the mother's urine that can affect the mother and baby during pregnancy or after delivery. Researchers believe that this might occur if periodontal bacteria get into the mother's bloodstream.

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