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Epidemiology of eclampsia in Colombia.
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PMID:  9622165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To measure the incidence of eclampsia, its maternal and perinatal outcomes and patterns of presentation of this disease in our environment. METHOD: Retrospective descriptive study of 164 cases of eclampsia managed at the Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia from September 1993 to August 1995. Information was collected from reviews of hospital case-notes. RESULTS: The incidence of eclampsia was 8.1/1000 deliveries. Maternal mortality was 6.1%. Fifty-seven percent of seizures occurred antepartum, 22% during labor, and 21% after delivery. Sixty-nine cases (42%) presented preterm. Ninety-eight women (60%) were nulliparous. Approximately one quarter of the women did not have hypertension or significant proteinuria at the time of seizures. Twenty percent of all women had at least one major complication. Perinatal mortality was 12.8%. Antepartum and postpartum cases were more severe than intrapartum cases. CONCLUSION: Eclampsia occurs in one in 124 deliveries in Cali, Colombia and is associated with high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
A Conde-Agudelo; A C Kafury-Goeta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-05     Completed Date:  1998-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carlos Holmes Trujillo Hospital, Cali, Colombia.
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MeSH Terms
Colombia / epidemiology
Eclampsia / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Maternal Mortality
Retrospective Studies

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