How is preeclampsia differentiated from eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Preeclampsia can quickly develop into eclampsia. The natural progression of the disease is from symptomatic severe preeclampsia (differentiated from preeclampsia by specific vital signs, symptoms, and laboratory abnormalities) to seizures.

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