Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Kevin Gunawan, Paul Samuel Kris Manengkei, Dwiana Ocviyanti

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Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition of severe, uncontrolled nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. The exact cause of hyperemesis gravidarum is unknown, although the increase ofhuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels appears to have a large role. In diagnosinghyperemesis gravidarum, other causes of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy must first be ruledout. A comprehensive treatment consists of dietary changes, fluid resuscitation, and pharmacological treatment. The success in treating hyperemesis gravidarum depends on correct diagnosis, detection of complications, and treatment of associated conditions, such as dehydration, acidbase and electrolyte imbalance, and nutritional deficiencies. Hyperemesis gravidarum could cause a decrease in the fetal nutritional and oxygen intake, impairing its growth and development.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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