Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Badikela, Dr Neelima Singh, Dr.Mounika, Dr Badhe Rekha, Dr.N.Sreedevi, Nidhi Singh, Dr Tharani


A prospective study of factors affecting maternal and perinatal outcome in eclampsia at government medical college/hospital Nizamabad

Dr Neelima Singh, Dr.Mounika, Dr Badhe Rekha, Dr.N.Sreedevi, Nidhi Singh, Dr Tharani Badikela

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5124-5135

Introduction: Eclampsia is one of the commonest causes of maternal deaths. The
various factors influencing maternal and perinatal outcome were evaluated in the
present study.
Aim: To determine the factors affecting maternal and perinatal outcomein Eclampsia.
Materials and methods: Present study is a prospective observational study of factors
affecting maternal and perinatal outcome in Eclampsia for a period of 6 months.
Results: The incidence of eclampsia in 1.42%. Hypertension, oedema and proteinuria
are important signs in eclampsia. The incidence of maternal mortality in the present
study was 4% and the common causes of death were acute renal failure and pulmonary
oedema. The maternal mortality in correlation with age, parity, blood pressure,
duration of labour is not statistical significant. The perinatal mortality in the present
study was 24% and corrected perinatal mortality, excluding cases of absent FHS at
admission was 18%. Prematurity was the most important cause of neonatal deaths.
Perinatal mortality was maximum in unbooked cases (37%) and is statistically
significant. Perinatal mortality was maximum, when the number of convulsions were
maximum that is in between 6-10 (100%) and it is statistically highly significant.
Conclusions: Prompt control of convulsions and blood pressure along with steps to
initiate delivery are the cornerstone and critical in Management of eclampsia.