What are the characteristics of preeclampsia/eclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Preeclampsia/eclampsia is characterized by a BP of 140/90 mm Hg or greater after 20 weeks' gestation in a women with previously normal BP and who have proteinuria (≥0.3 g protein in 24-h urine specimen).

Eclampsia is defined as seizures that cannot be attributable to other causes, in a woman with preeclampsia


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