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Eclampsia was first described in medical literature by Hippocartes in the 5th Century B.C. It refers to the onset of seizures before, during, or after giving birth after the mother has exhibited pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder characterized by high blood pressure and either large amounts of protein in the urine or other organ dysfunction. Seizures are of the tonic-clonic type (aka grand mal seizures) and typically last about a minute. Following the seizure there is typically either a period of confusion or coma. Complications include: aspiration pneumonia, cerebral hemorrhage, kidney failure, and cardiac arrest
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