Eclampsia

Eclampsia (Greek, “shining forth”), is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic-clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy. ) Eclampsia includes seizures and coma that happen during pregnancy but are not due to preexisting or organic brain disorders.