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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 1

Case Report

Atypical Post Partum Eclampsia and Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome


Nidhi Sharma1*, Sasireka Manivel1, Shanthi Ethiraj1, Kalimuthu Kohila1 and Cauvery Aarthi1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Saveetha Medical College, India.

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(1) Andrea Tinelli, Lab of Experimental Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Minimally Invasive Therapy & Technology, Department of Gynecology and Obstetric, Vito Fazzi Hospital, Lecce, Italy.


(1) Junji Takaya, Kansai Medical University, Japan.

(2) Marzena Laskowska, Medical University in Lublin, Poland.

(3) Imaralu John Osaigbovoh, Babcock University, Nigeria.

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Pregnancy induced Hypertension also called as “Gestosis” plural “Gestoses” has a heterogeneous etiology. A case of atypical eclampsia with seizures in the postpartum, that required intravenous Magnesium sulphate is described. The two proposed theories of etiopathogeniesis of cerebral edema, “Vasogenic Theory” and “Cytotoxic theory” are discussed. The concept of “delta hypertension” is emphasized. Impaired fluid mobilization, decreased sodium excretion and imbalance between angiopoietic factors in the post partum period is discussed as the likely cause of post partum eclampsia.

Keywords :

Preeclampsia; vascular; encephalopathy; reversible.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/34997

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