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

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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