[Eclampsia at the Rancagua Regional Hospital].


Forty-four cases of eclampsia with an incidence of 2.3 in 1,000 deliveries were analyzed. The major frequency was in primiparas (81.8%) and were less than 19 years old (54.5%). Convulsions occurred during pregnancy in 65.9% of patients, during labor 6.8% and 11.4% postpartum. In 91% of patients a cesarean section was performed. The most frequent indication was low pelvic score. The 61.4% of the labor occurred at 37 weeks or less. Perinatal mortality was 2.3% (one new born of 1,340 g death in the neonatal period). We don't have maternal mortality.

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@article{Jimnez1992EclampsiaAT, title={[Eclampsia at the Rancagua Regional Hospital].}, author={Reina Jim{\'e}nez and H Cazenave and Eliana Perucca and A Pavez and Enrique Loyola}, journal={Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología}, year={1992}, volume={57 2}, pages={67-71} }