Late postpartum eclampsia in adolescents

Joseph B. Cantey, Fred W. Tecklenburg, M. Olivia Titus

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Abstract

We present 2 cases of late postpartum eclampsia in adolescents presenting to the pediatric emergency department, neither of whom had any antepartum symptoms of preeclampsia. The purpose of this report is to discuss the importance of a high index of suspicion for preeclampsia in the postpartum adolescent who complains of headache as well as a need to recognize that seizures and more severe neurological sequelae occurring up to 3 weeks postpartum may be eclamptic in origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Postpartum
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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