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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 171-173

Research Article

Retrospective Study of Eclampsia in a Teaching Hospital


Pradeep M. R.1, Lalitha Shivanna2

1Assistant professor, 2Professor and HOD, Department of OBGY, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya 571401 Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Eclampsia is one of the major cause of both maternal and perinatal mortality in India. Retrospective study of eclampsia was done in our hospital from Jan-2011 to Jun-2013 Over a period of 2 ½ year to know the incidence, clinical profile and current management of eclampsia patients along with maternal and perinatal outcome. Analysis of case records of all eclampsia patients admitted to our hospital from Jan-2011 to Jun-2013 was done. Incidence of eclampsia was found to be 2.19/1000 deliveries. Eclampsia is a disease of young women between 19-24 years (79%) and primigravida (67%). Majority of them had convulsions before the onset of labour (87%). Eclampsia occurs most commonly at term gestation. Most of them had mild-moderate hypertension at the time of convulsion. Majority had vaginal delivery (63%) with current intervention, there were no maternal deaths. Perinatal mortality was 300/1000 live births. The current intervention for eclampsia is effective in reducing maternal mortality but management of perinatal outcome still needs improvement.