Management of eclampsia in an unbooked primigravida: a case report showing the impact of cultural and socio-economic factors on health outcomes

Obaseki, Ayodeji Michael, and Emeto, Theophilus Ikenna (2015) Management of eclampsia in an unbooked primigravida: a case report showing the impact of cultural and socio-economic factors on health outcomes. International Journal of Clinical Case Studies, 1. 109. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Eclampsia is characterised by the occurrence of one or more generalised tonic-clonic seizures in patients with severe preeclampsia in the absence of other neurologic conditions. The clinical features of eclampsia can present at any time during pregnancy, but are more common from the second trimester to the puerperium. This report presents the challenges encountered in the management of eclampsia in a remote setting of a developing country and the influence of cultural and socio-economic factors on health outcomes associated with this condition.

Item ID: 41355
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 2305-509X
Keywords: eclampsia, primigravida, case report
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Copyright: © 2015 Obaseki et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 23:01
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111707 Family Care @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920119 Urogenital System and Disorders @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 60%
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