Neurologic disorders in pregnancy.

  title={Neurologic disorders in pregnancy.},
  author={Dilip R. Karnad and Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={33 10 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Neurologic dysfunction, coma, and seizures are common in obstetric patients in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVE To review common neurologic disorders resulting in critical illness in pregnancy. REVIEW Obstetric disorders causing coma and seizures include eclampsia, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, and amniotic fluid embolism. Preexisting disorders such as epilepsy may worsen in one-third of pregnant patients, and seizures are common during labor. Changes in hemodynamics, blood… CONTINUE READING