What is the prevalence of the serious adverse outcomes due to eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Although the incidence of eclampsia has declined in recent years, mainly due to the improvement of healthcare, serious adverse outcomes still exist. [30] Five percent of patients with hypertension develop severe preeclampsia, and about 25% of women with eclampsia have hypertension in subsequent pregnancies. About 2% of women with eclampsia develop eclampsia with future pregnancies.

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