What is the duration of seizures associated with eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Eclampsia manifests as 1 seizure or more, with each seizure generally lasting 60-75 seconds. The patient’s face initially may become distorted, with protrusion of the eyes, and foaming at the mouth may occur. Respiration ceases for the duration of the seizure.

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