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I am scared of having a seizure in toxemia, what are the chances?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
0.6-3%.: An eclamptic seizure occurs in 2 to 3% of severely preeclamptic women not receiving anti-seizure prophylaxis with magnesium sulfate; the seizure rate is estimated to be <0.6%in women with mild preeclampsia. The incidence of eclampsia has been relatively stable at 1.6 to 10 cases per 10, 000 deliveries in developed countries.

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