Management of Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia

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Akbar Said Jan
Muhammad Jamil


Fits occuring in pregnant women were recognized as early the 4th Century BC by Hippocrates. The condition was termed eclampsia a Greek Word which translates literally as "sine forth" implying a sulden development. Little was known about eclampsia until 1843, when lever of Guy's Hospital found that many of the women who had fits also had albumin in their urine. it was by the wide spread use of sphygmomanometer for measurement of blood pressure that the condition was known to be associated with hypertension.

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Jan AS, Jamil M. Management of Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 15 [cited 2023 Mar. 28];14(1). Available from:
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