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What is eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia can sometimes develop into a serious condition called eclampsia. This can cause the mother to have seizures during her pregnancy, or a very short time after giving birth. The seizures can result in a coma, brain damage, or death for the mother or her baby. It is not very common for pre-eclampsia to progress to eclampsia if it is detected and treated early.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: HELLP syndrome

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