Convulsions in hypertensive, proteinuric primiparas more than 24 hours after delivery. Eclampsia or some other cause?

C. E L Brown, F. G. Cunningham, J. A. Pritchard

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume32
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1987

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Eclampsia
Postpartum Period
Seizures
Proteinuria
Hypertension

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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