Severe preeclampsia presenting as third nerve palsy.

  title={Severe preeclampsia presenting as third nerve palsy.},
  author={Robert G Bonebrake and Alfred D. Fleming and Eva M. Carignan and Diana Kay Hoover},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={21 3},
Preeclampsia is a common complication of pregnancy and often manifests in severe cases with neurological symptoms. We present the first documented case of preeclampsia associated with third nerve palsy. A 19-year-old primigravida presented at 31 2/7 weeks' gestation with preeclampsia. In addition to classic preeclampsia symptoms, the patient had atypical visual disturbances. Exhaustive neurological and ophthalmological examinations revealed a third nerve palsy with no etiology other than… CONTINUE READING