Diagnostic signs of eclampsia
Eclampsia is the most severe type of hypertensive disorder. The diagnosis is made when a woman with pre-eclampsia (most commonly), or any other type of hypertensive disorder, develops convulsions (fits or seizures, Figure 19.1) or coma (complete loss of consciousness). The convulsion looks like the seizure you might have witnessed in a person with epilepsy (in Amharic: Yemitil Beshita). You will learn more about this type of convulsion later in this study session.
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