What are the signs and symptoms of eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Features of eclampsia include the following:

  • Seizure or postictal state (100%)

  • Headache (80%), usually frontal

  • Generalized edema (50%)

  • Vision disturbance (40%), such as blurred vision and photophobia

  • Right upper quadrant abdominal pain with nausea (20%)

  • Amnesia and other mental status changes


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