Preeclampsia (pree-i-KLAMP-see-uh) and eclampsia (ih-KLAMP-see-uh) are disorders of high blood pressure that occur during pregnancy. Because of the mother's high blood pressure, in preeclampsia the blood supply to the growing fetus is reduced ...1

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Symptoms of Eclampsia

Eclampsia: Women with preeclampsia can develop seizures. The following symptoms are cause for immediate concern1:

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Complications of Eclampsia

What are the risks of preeclampsia & eclampsia to the mother? Risks During Pregnancy Preeclampsia during pregnancy is mild in 75% of cases.1 However, a woman can progress from mild to severe preeclampsia or full eclampsia very quickly?even in ...2

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Causes of Eclampsia

What causes preeclampsia and eclampsia? The causes of preeclampsia and eclampsia are not known. These disorders previously were believed to be caused by a toxin in the blood (referred to as toxemia), but health care providers now know that is ...3

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Causes List for Eclampsia

Some possible causes of Eclampsia or similar disorders may include:4

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Diagnosis of Eclampsia

Eclampsia occurs when women with preeclampsia develop seizures. A health care provider may do other tests to assess the health of the mother and fetus, including:

  • Blood tests to see how well the mother's liver and kidneys are working
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Treatments: Eclampsia

Eclampsia—the onset of seizures in a woman with preeclampsia—is considered a medical emergency. Immediate treatment, usually in a hospital, is needed to stop the mother’s seizures; treat blood pressure levels that are too high; and deliver the ...5

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Research for Eclampsia

Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: NICHD Research Information: The NICHD and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are major supporters of preeclampsia and eclampsia research. The NICHD has been conducting and supporting research on preeclampsia for decades, trying to zero in ...6

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  1. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ preeclampsia/ Pages/ default.aspx
  2. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ preeclampsia/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ risk-mother.aspx
  3. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ preeclampsia/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ causes.aspx
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ preeclampsia/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ treatments.aspx
  6. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ preeclampsia/ researchinfo/ Pages/ default.aspx

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