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Dr. Paula Hillard
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What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

Not science: This term is not a medically recognized one. Eclampsia is not caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


Dr. Miguel Cano
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If you are alone, how do you know if you have eclampsia?

If  you are alone, how do you know if you have eclampsia?

Don't be: Eeclampsia is an emergent condition that requires hospitalization, delivery, and control of seizures. If you are pregnant and have risk factors for preeclampsia/eeclampsia, see an OB specialist now. To the hospital if you have headaches, visual changes, swelling (edema), nausea or vomiting, hypertension, or abdominal pain. Please don't stay alone if you gave any of these. ...Read more

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What is eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy.). ...Read more

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What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

delivery: Eclampsia is life threatening and usually requires immediate delivery by c-section in addition to aggressive treatment of the mother's hypertension and seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. PAUL EUN
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How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more

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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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What are the tests for eclampsia?

What are the tests for eclampsia?

Noen are specific!: This is more a clinical diagnosis. Tests that are used look for excess protein in urine, but the picture is this. Typically patients show signs of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria prior to the onset of the hallmark of eclampsia, the eclamptic convulsion. Other cerebral signs may precede the convulsion such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and cortical blindness. This is the extreme. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

Follows pre eclamsia: Eclampsia means toxemia with seizures in a pregnant woman with out any preexisting brain condition.It is avery serious condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Hypertension: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that arise during pregnancy. It is most likely caused by substances secreted by the placenta causing damage to maternal blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure rises, protein is noted in the urine, liver enzymes may also rise. The only cure is delivery and this is indicated if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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