Causes of Eclampsia

The cause of eclampsia is not well understood.

If pre-eclampsia is not controlled, it can lead to eclampsia.

An increased risk for pre-eclampsia is associated with -

  • First time pregnancies
  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Mothers older than 40 years
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Women with a history of diabetes, hypertension or renal (kidney) disease

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