How are lab tests and imaging tests used in the diagnosis of eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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No single laboratory test or set of laboratory determinations is useful in predicting maternal or neonatal outcome in women with eclampsia. Imaging studies may be indicated after initial stabilization, especially if there is doubt about the diagnosis or possible injuries secondary to seizure activity.


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