Eclampsia, a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, and results when a pregnant woman diagnosed with preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine) develops the symptoms of seizures or coma. Causes of eclampsia are unknown. Signs and symptoms of eclampsia include:
- High blood pressure
- Increased urine production
- Decreased kidney function
- Nervous system changes (severe headaches, blurred vision, seeing spots)
- Upper abdominal pain
Treatment for is delivery of the baby.