Hypertension Eclampsia Management, Obstetrics
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Eclampsia is a life threatening complication of pregnancy.
UK incidence is about 1 per 2000 maternities.
Seizure incidence: 38% pre-labour, 18% during labour, 44% postnatal
Pathophysiology is thought to involve cerebral vasospasm leading to ischaemia, disruption of the blood brain barrier and cerebral oedema.
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