Late Postpartum Eclampsia in Adolescents

We present 2 cases of late postpartum eclampsia in adolescents presenting to the pediatric emergency department, neither of whom had any antepartum symptoms of preeclampsia. The purpose of this report is to discuss the importance of a high index of suspicion for preeclampsia in the postpartum adolescent who complains of headache as well as a need to recognize that seizures and more severe neurological sequelae occurring up to 3 weeks postpartum may be eclamptic in origin

Illustrative Cases
Pediatric Emergency Care. 23(6):401-403, June 2007.
Cantey, Joseph B. MD; Tecklenburg, Fred W. MD; Titus, M. Olivia MD

(C) 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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