What is the mortality rate associated with eclampsia?

Updated: Nov 10, 2017
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Eclampsia and preeclampsia account for approximately 63,000 maternal deaths annually worldwide. [31] In developed countries, the maternal death rate is reportedly 0-1.8%. The perinatal mortality rate from eclampsia in the United States and Great Britain ranges from 5.6% to 11.8%. The maternal mortality rate is as high as 14% in developing countries. [6, 22, 27]

A study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found an overall preeclampsia/eclampsia case-fatality rate of 6.4 per 10,000 cases at delivery. The study also found a particularly high risk of maternal death at 20-28 weeks’ gestation. [32]


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