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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Jun;23(6):401-3.

Late postpartum eclampsia in adolescents.

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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.


We present 2 cases of late postpartum eclampsia in adolescents presenting to the pediatric emergency department, neither of whom had any antepartum symptoms of preeclampsia. The purpose of this report is to discuss the importance of a high index of suspicion for preeclampsia in the postpartum adolescent who complains of headache as well as a need to recognize that seizures and more severe neurological sequelae occurring up to 3 weeks postpartum may be eclamptic in origin.

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