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What is Eclampsia?

What is Eclampsia?

Eclampsia is a life-threatening condition in which a pregnant woman who does not have a history of epilepsy experiences seizures ( ...more »

  • Eclampsia: Eclampsia is the development of seizures or coma in pregnant women suffering from high blood pressure. Eclampsia is a serious condition which requires urgent medical treatment. Eclampsia may be associated with moderate as well as significant increases in blood pressure. The blood pressure can return to normal after delivery or may persist for a period of time.
  • Eclampsia: convulsions and coma occurring in pregnant or puerperal women, associated with hypertension, edema, and proteinuria.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Eclampsia: a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Eclampsia: Introduction

Types of Eclampsia:

Broader types of Eclampsia:

Who gets Eclampsia?

Gender Profile for Eclampsia: Pregnant women only

Racial predominance for Eclampsia: More common in African American women.

How serious is Eclampsia?

Prognosis of Eclampsia: Careful monitoring and management of the condition can ensure a good prognosis.
Complications of Eclampsia: see complications of Eclampsia

What causes Eclampsia?

Causes of Eclampsia: see causes of Eclampsia
Risk factors for Eclampsia: see risk factors for Eclampsia

What are the symptoms of Eclampsia?

Symptoms of Eclampsia: see symptoms of Eclampsia

Complications of Eclampsia: see complications of Eclampsia

Onset of Eclampsia: before, during or even after the delivery of the baby

Can anyone else get Eclampsia?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Eclampsia

Eclampsia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Eclampsia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Eclampsia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Eclampsia: see treatments for Eclampsia
Prevention of Eclampsia: see prevention of Eclampsia
Research for Eclampsia: see research for Eclampsia

Society issues for Eclampsia


Hospitalization statistics for Eclampsia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Eclampsia:

  • 0.013% (1,682 ) of hospital consultant episodes were for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Eclampsia:

Organs and body systems related to Eclampsia include:

Name of Eclampsia

Main name of condition: Eclampsia

Eclampsia: Related Conditions

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