Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

By | June 10, 2015

Eclampsia is the sequelae of the pre-eclampsia in which pregnant or postpartum women develops convulsions or coma. It usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. Pre-eclampsia is manifested by hypertension and protienuria.

Overview of Eclampsia

A short article by Medscape.

Managing eclampsia

A 139 pages training module for mid-wives by WHO for management of eclampsia. A very detailed description is given on diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of  preeclampsia and eclampsia.

Pathogenesis of Pre-eclampsia

A detailed and comprehensive review on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.

Pathophysiology of the Clinical Manifestations of Preeclampsia

A full text review article in which authors divides the pre-eclampsia pathophysiology into two stages. In one stage which is asymptomatic is characterized by placental changes resulting in release of placental materials into circulation which leads to its 2nd symptomatic stage where it manifest itself as hypertension, protienuria and renal impairment.

Aetiology and pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia

This lecture note explains the etiology, pathology, diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia.