Research may identify pre-eclampsia early

The thymus (a structure behind the breastbone) has been identified as an indicator of whether or not pre-eclampsia will develop, according to a recent study.

Pre-eclampsia is the most common pregnancy-related disease. In pre-eclampsia, the woman’s immune system appears to attack the fetus, forcing a premature birth to save the baby.

More studies will be conducted to confirm the findings, with the researchers hoping to develop a pre-eclampsia test in the future.

Read more at University of Sydney