Seizures in a pregnant woman or in a woman shortly after childbirth.


Eclampsia can follow a condition of high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine during pregnancy (preeclampsia).


Symptoms that signal an increasing risk of eclampsia include upper right abdominal pain, severe headache, and vision and mental status changes.


Treatment includes medication to treat and prevent seizures and reduce high blood pressure. The baby may need to be delivered early.

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