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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-9  

Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia.

JR Maheshwari1, SV Desai2, MD Hansotia3, VR Walvekar4 
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J R Maheshwari


Seventy four patients presented with eclampsia at N.W.M. Hospital. Bombay. Among the patients with eclampsia, 64.9% were primis, 29.7% were gravida II-IV and 5.4% were grand multis. As many as 40.5% patients were less than 20 years of age, while 2.7% were over 30 years of age. 48.7% had antepartum convulsions, 40.5% had intrapartum convulsions, while 8 patients convulsed in the postpartum period. Besides standard management of eclamptic patients, 3 protocols of anticonvulsant therapy were utilised. 27% were managed with diphenyl hydantoin sodium, 43% with magnesium sulphate, and 30% by combination of diazepam and pentazocine. The maternal and perinatal outcome was evaluated. Control of convulsions was superior with magnesium sulphate while perinatal outcome was best with diphenyl hydantoin.


How to cite this article:
Maheshwari J R, Desai S V, Hansotia M D, Walvekar V R. Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia. J Postgrad Med 1989;35:66-9


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Maheshwari J R, Desai S V, Hansotia M D, Walvekar V R. Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1989 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];35:66-9
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