ECLAMPSIA

Eclampsia

Treatment:

  • Controle convulsions with Magnesium Sulfate and/or Valium
  • Treat hypertension  
  • Deliver as rapidly and least traumatically as possible
    • FETUS ALIVE
      • Gestational age > 36 weeks
        • Urgent C/S
      • Gestational age < 36 weeks
        • Vaginal delivery
        • Induction and/or augmentation
          • Oxytocin
    • FETUS DEAD
      • Vaginal delivery
      • Induction and/or augmentation
        • Misiprostol (Cytotec)
      • Destructive delivery if needed
  • Monitor vital signs closely
  • Continue antihypertensive treatment
  • Give regular doses of Magnesium Sulfate and/or Valium to prevent convulsions
  • Keep a syringe with 5-10 mg valium at bedside for immediate i.v. administration to control breakthrough convulsions
  • Watch out for signs of DIC (HELLP)

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