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

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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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