Eclampsia: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Eclampsia is defined by seizures in pregnancy. Usually patients first develop pre-eclampsia, defined by hypertension and proteinuria. Treatment of pre-eclamptic patients with magnesium helps prevent eclampsia (and also, magnesium is the most effective treatment of eclamptic seizures).
|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|All Pregnancies||0.00049%||BMJ 1994 Nov 26;309(6966):1395-400. PMID 7819845|