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Seizures in pregnancy/eclampsia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21109107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physical and emotional stress of pregnancy can precipitate new-onset seizures in a woman. In these cases, emergency department evaluations must rule out underlying pathology. Careful consideration of antiepileptic drug use must be considered in the first trimester as all antiepileptic drugs have been linked to some teratogenic effect. Eclampsia must always be considered in the pregnant woman who is more than 20 weeks gestation; 25% of eclamptic seizures occur in the postpartum period. Magnesium is the recommended treatment for eclamptic seizures when delivery is not possible.
Latha Ganti Stead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1558-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-26     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Clinical Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Eclampsia / drug therapy*,  physiopathology*
Magnesium Sulfate / therapeutic use
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Phenytoin / therapeutic use
Pre-Eclampsia / drug therapy,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Antihypertensive Agents; 57-41-0/Phenytoin; 7487-88-9/Magnesium Sulfate

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