What is the indication for an electroencephalogram (EEG) in the evaluation of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Carson, MD; Chief Editor: Edward H Springel, MD, FACOG  more...
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An electroencephalogram (EEG) may be indicated to evaluate recurrent seizure activity, persistent altered level of consciousness, or altered mental status. Following eclampsia, the EEG may reveal epileptiform activity. More commonly, the test shows nonspecific diffuse slowing that may persist for several weeks after delivery.


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