What is the prevalence of transient deficits in patients with eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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As many as 56% of patients with eclampsia may have transient deficits, including cortical blindness. However, studies have failed to demonstrate evidence of persisting neurologic deficits after uncomplicated eclamptic seizures during the follow-up period. [27] Studies suggest that there is an increased risk for cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and coronary artery disease (CAD) in eclamptic mothers later in life.


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