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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 227-229
Bioline Code: cm11062
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 227-229

 en Postpartum amaurosis in a woman with severe preeclampsia
Mourelo, Mónica; Álvarez, Miguel; Díaz, José L.; García, Teresa; Galeiras, Rita & Freire, David

Abstract

The maternal and perinatal fetal prognosis of preeclampsia depends on the gestational age of the fetus at onset, the severity of the disease, the quality of care, and the presence of pre-existent medical conditions. One of the uncommon effects of severe preeclampsia on the eye is sudden loss of vision. The present case report is of a woman with severe preeclampsia exacerbated by delivery that coursed with difficult-to-control arterial hypertension and reversible cortical amaurosis without impaired consciousness or seizures.

Keywords
Blindness, hypertension, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

 
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