A diagnosis of eclampsia has been considered inappropriate when the onset of a convulsion is >24 hours after delivery. The observations presented here provide strong support for waiving the 24-hour rule, at least when convulsions from no other apparent cause and accompanied by hypertension and proteinuria occur in a primipara as late as 10 days postpartum. Late postpartum eclampsia seems an appropriate term for this very uncommon condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology