Introduction: Eclampsia


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Eclampsia: Any type of high blood pressure occuring during pregnancy is a type of "gestational hypertension". Preeclampsia is severe high blood pressure during pregnancy, and eclampsia is very severe pregnancy gestational hypertension leading to seizures.

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is the occurrence, in a woman with preeclampsia, of seizures that cannot be attributed to other causes. Convulsions usually occur after midpregnancy, and may occur postpartum. 1

Researching symptoms of Eclampsia: Further information about the symptoms of Eclampsia is available including a list of symptoms of Eclampsia, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Eclampsia: Various information is available about treatments available for Eclampsia, prevention of Eclampsia, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Eclampsia: Research more detailed information about the causes of Eclampsia, other possibly hidden causes of Eclampsia, or other general information about Eclampsia.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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