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What causes eclampsia?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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