|Title: ||Unusual radiological picture in eclamptic encephalopathy|
|Authors: ||Sarma, G. R. K.|
Roy, A. K.
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2003|
|Publisher: ||Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India|
|Citation: ||Neurology India (ISSN: 0028-3886) Vol 51 Num 1|
|Abstract: ||A 20-year-old primigravid lady presented with headache and vomiting of
three days duration and three episodes of generalized tonic-clonic
seizures followed by altered sensorium in the 35th gestational week.
There was no history of fever. She was asymptomatic prior to the
present illness. Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema. Blood
pressure was 180/130 mm Hg. Uterus was of 32-week size and the fetal
heart rate was 142/min. She was in altered sensorium with only minimal
flexor response in all limbs to painful stimuli. There was no
papilloedema. Extra-ocular movements were full on oculo-cephalic
maneuver. There were no meningeal signs. The deep tendon reflexes were
exaggerated, more so on the left side. Plantar responses were flexor.
Biochemical investigations revealed elevated serum uric acid (6.6
mg/dL) and proteinuria (2 +). Blood urea (24 mg/dL) and serum
creatinine (0.6 mg/dL) were normal.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ni03044|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2003 Neurology India. Online full text also at
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|