Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are an important cause of severe acute feto-maternal morbidity, lasting disability and mortality. In Africa, about one-tenth of all maternal deaths are associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The majority of deaths attributable to preeclampsia can be circumvented by instituting appropriate and effective care to women presenting with complications one of which is ascitis. Ascitis can lead to dehydration, respiratory failure, heart failure and thromboembolism
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