There is no exact cause of preeclampsia and the subsequent stage eclampsia
An observational study was conducted over the period of 9 months at Department of Ophthalmology, Madurai Medical College among 199 patients who fit into the diagnostic criteria of pre-eclampsia
(> 20 weeks of pregnancy, blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg and Proteinuria).
Ante and postpartum hemorrhage are the major causes of deaths among women aged between 20-30 years old, particularly among women aged 30-40 years old while eclampsia
and preeclampsia cause death among women aged less than 40 years old," Dr Sarker said.
7% of all preeclampsia/eclampsia
births in black women were eclampsia
, compared with 1.
All patients admitted as cases of eclampsia
or who develop eclamptic convulsions after admissions in hospital whether antepartum, intrapartum or postpartum were included.
Results: The accuracy of uterine artery doppler ultrasound in identifying women who later developed pre- eclampsia
Conclusion: Placental abruption, eclampsia
, and prolapsed cord were found to be important factors in IUFD.
Multicenter screening for pre eclampsia
and fetal growth restriction by transvaginal uterine artery Doppler at 23 weeks of gestation.
The latest Saving Mothers Report (SMR) (2011--2013)  indicates that eclampsia
accounts for ~50% of deaths due to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP).
In Pakistan10 the prevalence of pre-eclampsia
is reported around 19%.
is reported to be one of the most important causes of PRES, and although most patients have severe hypertension, some have mildly elevated or even normal blood pressure (BP).
According to the WHO, pre-eclampsia
stand out among the hypertensive disorders that complicate pregnancy, and the majority of deaths due to these disorders are avoidable through the provision of timely and effective care to the patients.
is one of the most serious complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy [1-3].
remains an important cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide (1).
4] as an essential drug (13) and as the most effective, safe, and low-cost drug to treat severe pre-eclampsia
(14) but only about half of the countries in the world follow these WHO guidelines.