Assessment of peri-natal outcomes in patients with eclampsia
Author(s): Mamta Joshi and Amrita Gupta
Abstract: Background: The fetal complications of preeclampsia with severe features and eclampsia comprise placental abruption, intrauterine growth restriction, premature delivery and intrauterine fetal death. Aim of the study: To evaluate the peri-natal outcomes in patients with eclampsia. Materials and methods: The current study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the medical institute. A total of 60 pregnant ladies diagnosed with eclampsia who reported to the outpatient department were selected for the study. History was taken from the patients and her attendants. A detailed history of age, parity, gestational age, type and nature of convulsion, the number of convulsion before admission, events prior to convulsions like a headache, epigastric pain, vomiting, blurring of vision was taken. Results: 35% of patients belong to the age group of 21-25 years followed by 31.7% patients in the age group < 20 years. 80% of the patients follow Hindu religion. 70% of the patients reside in rural areas. Live birth was seen in 33 patients, still birth in 11 patients and neonatal death was seen in 16 patients. On comparing, results were found to be statistically non-significant. Conclusion: The inadequate antenatal care or delay in diagnosis in patients with eclampsia can lead to poor outcome of eclamptic women and neonates. So, steps should be taken to diagnose eclampsia early and provide treatment at early stages to avoid any further complications.
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