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Eclampsia - Symptom

Nombres alternativos

Toxemia con convulsiones

Síntomas:

  • Molestias o dolores musculares
  • Crisis epiléptica o convulsiones
  • Agitación intensa
  • Pérdida del conocimiento

Los síntomas de preeclampsia comprenden:

  • Aumento de peso de más de 2 libras por semana
  • Dolores de cabeza
  • Náuseas y vómitos
  • Dolor de estómago
  • Hinchazón de las manos y la cara
  • Problemas de visión

Signos y exámenes:

El médico llevará a cabo un examen físico y descartará otras posibles causas de las convulsiones. Se verifica y controla la presión arterial y la frecuencia respiratoria.

Se pueden realizar exámenes de sangre y orina para verificar:

  • Reviewed last on: 2/21/2010
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

ACOG Practice Bulletin Committee. Diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia. Obstet Gynecol. 2002;99:159-167.

Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. Obstetrics - Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 4th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2002:974-983.

Sibai BM. Hypertension. In: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, eds. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2007:chap 33.

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