Basic Summary for Eclampsia


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Main name of condition: Eclampsia


What is Eclampsia?
  Brief description of Eclampsia: Fits (seizures) from severe high blood pressure in pregnant women.
  Parent types of Eclampsia: Hypertension, Blood vessel conditions, Blood conditions
  Organs Affected by Eclampsia: blood, blood pressure, blood vessels
Who gets Eclampsia?
  Gender Profile for Eclampsia: Pregnant women only
How serious is Eclampsia?
  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
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Eclampsia: see treatments for Eclampsia
  Prevention of Eclampsia: see prevention of 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)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium 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 occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium occurred in people over 75 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 were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,455) of hospital bed days were for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (242) of hospital consultant episodes were for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria 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 disorder with superimposed proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,247) of hospital bed days were for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.13% (16,383) of hospital consultant episodes were for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.06% (32,479) of hospital bed days were for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.094% (11,949) of hospital consultant episodes were for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.105% (54,808) of hospital bed days were for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (266) of hospital consultant episodes were for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,398) of hospital bed days were for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.206% (26,227) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.06% (30,391) of hospital bed days were for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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