Maternal deaths from neurological complications of hypertensive crises in pregnancy.

Abstract

Fourteen maternal deaths from eclampsia or severe pre-eclampsia where disturbed cerebral function, as evidenced by prolonged unconsciousness, was given as the main cause of death are reviewed. Prolonged duration of seizures, hypotensive/hypoxic episodes, cerebral oedema and intracranial haematomas were most frequently identified as causative agents in the… (More)

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@article{Richards1987MaternalDF, title={Maternal deaths from neurological complications of hypertensive crises in pregnancy.}, author={Anne Richards and Jennifer R Moodley and Martyn Bullock and Janelle Downing}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1987}, volume={71 8}, pages={487-90} }