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pre-eclampsia:

see eclampsiaeclampsia
, term applied to toxic complications that can occur late in pregnancy. Toxemia of pregnancy occurs in 10% to 20% of pregnant women; symptoms include headache, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, hypertension, and edema.
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A study concluded significant association between preeclampsia and eclampsia and maternal serum Hcy levels.
Blood coagulation profile in Indian patients with preeclampsia and eclampsia. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1975;82:35-9.
After consents were obtained, the patients in the study group were evaluated for preeclampsia and eclampsia. The patients were examined clinically for elevated blood pressure medical history, age, parity, last menstrual period, and calculating the gestational age using the first day of the last menstrual period.
Recently, Abalos et al., in a systematic review involving 40 countries with 39 million women, showed an estimated rate of preeclampsia and eclampsia of 4.6% and 1.4%, respectively; in Brazil, these numbers were 1.5% and 0.6%.
Diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2002;77:67-75.
[21] ACOG practice bulletin, "Diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia," Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Impact of interventions to prevent and manage preeclampsia and eclampsia on stillbirths.
Women who have had bariatric surgery are far less likely to experience serious hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, including preeclampsia and eclampsia, than are women who have yet to undergo the surgery, according to new research.
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy include gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and eclampsia.
Cerebral hemodynamics in preeclampsia and eclampsia. Arch Neurol 1996; 53:1226-1231s.
The development of high blood pressure during pregnancy often serves as the first of preeclampsia and eclampsia. These related conditions constitute the third leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States, federal researchers determined last year.