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What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Toxemia: It is a very complex disease, with multiple organs affected. It appears that the main lesion is at the level of the capillary.When the lesion develops in brain fluid crosses from blood vessels in the brain tissue and that leads to seizures. Only treatment is delivery.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Placental disease.: When the placenta fails to implant properly, it can cause new onset maternal hypertension and proteinuria (pre-eclampsia) which can lead to seizures (eclampsia), stroke, renal/liver failure, or even pulmonary edema and maternal death unless promptly treated. Treatment is by placental delivery (i.e. After birth of the infant).
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