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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 128-135
Bioline Code: ni02039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 128-135

 en VIEWS AND REVIEWS - The Neurology of Eclampsia : Some Observations
A. Chakravarty, S.D. Chakrabarti


Nineteen patients admitted with diagnosis of eclampsia in a large general hospital between 1996 - 1999, were analyzed. Eight patients were referred to neurologists for assessment and management. All these patients had recurrent generalized seizures. Five patients developed visual disturbance. Neuroimaging (CT and/or MRI) revealed symmetrical occipital lesions in all. One patient had a large pontine lesion. Seizure control was achieved in all with intravenous phenytoin. All patients recovered fully without any residual neurological deficit and their radiological brain lesions resolved completely, in all except one case. The neurological manifestations and neuroimaging features in cases of eclampsia have been reviewed. A brief note on the pathogenesis of the cerebral lesions is included and the controversial aspect of seizure control in eclampsia highlighted.

Eclampsia, Neurologic manifestations, Visual loss, Seizure control

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