Definition of Eclampsia:

A rare, but serious complication of pregnancy characterized by an attack of convulsions (abnormal, severe, involuntary muscle movements) that are not caused by other conditions of the brain, such as bleeding in the brain.  It occurs in women who are pregnant or have just given birth, and who have moderate or severe (but not mild) preeclampsia.

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Eclampsia / Preeclampsia

...the condition
“...Some 5% of all patients with preeclampsia progress to eclampsia.  Preeclampsia complicates 5-7% of pregnancies in otherwise healthy patients...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Magnesium has been used specifically to lower blood pressure in pregnant women with preeclampsia, and as a mild anticonvulsant in cases where the condition progresses to eclampsia.  The backbone of management continues to be parenteral (intravenous) administration of magnesium sulfate and delivery as soon as the fetus is mature or when maternal risks outweigh any risks...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...It may also cause a condition known as pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, which is characterized by dangerously high blood pressure, swelling and seizures...”
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