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Coma or convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia, occurring in late pregnancy, during labor, or within 24 hours after giving birth.

[New Latin, from Greek eklampsis, a shining forth, sudden development, from eklampein, to shine forth : ek-, out; see ecto- + lampein, to shine.]

e·clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.


a. eclámptico-a, rel. a la eclampsia.
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Reversible cortical blindness and extraocular muscle palsy have also been documented in eclamptic patients.
Studies on the urinary excretion of "xanthurenic acid" during normal and abnormal pregnancy: A survey of the excretion of "xanthurenic acid" in normal nonpregnant, normal pregnant, pre-eclamptic, and eclamptic women.
All patients admitted as cases of eclampsia or who develop eclamptic convulsions after admissions in hospital whether antepartum, intrapartum or postpartum were included.
After son Nick was born, I suffered an eclamptic seizure and died.
Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 65 primiparous eclamptic patients and 21 normotensive pregnant women in the tertiary care hospitals of Peshawar.
Incidence of posterior reversible encephalopathy in eclamptic and patients with preeclampsia with neurologic symptoms.
Since autoregulatory capability is completely attenuated if there is a severe endothelial injury, as it is the case in pre-eclampsia, even a moderate rise of blood pressure may lead to neurologic symptoms which culminate in eclamptic seizures [30].
Women with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors have a higher incidence of having babies who are small for their age or born early, and are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia or eclamptic fits, which can be fatal.
The incidence of serous retinal detachments is approximately 1% for severe pre-eclampsia and 10% for eclamptic patients.
Hypertension is considered to be the hallmark of the diagnosis of eclampsia; nevertheless, patients may be normotensive in even 16-30% of cases [3, 15]; severe hypertension was found in 47% of eclamptic patients [10, 15].
Another study, which included only eclamptic mothers, also showed the high perinatal mortality [10].