What are potential complications of eclampsia?

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

  • Permanent neurologic damage from recurrent seizures or intracranial bleeding

  • Renal insufficiency and acute renal failure

  • Fetal changes – IUGR, abruptio placentae, oligohydramnios

  • Hepatic damage and rarely hepatic rupture

  • Hematologic compromise and DIC

  • Increased risk of recurrent preeclampsia/eclampsia with subsequent pregnancy

  • Maternal or fetal death: Eclampsia is associated with approximately 13% of maternal deaths worldwide [5]

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