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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Effect of Eclampsia on Neonatal Outcomes in Tertiary Care Centre
Abstract: Background: Perinatal mortality in babies born to eclamptic mothers is reported to be 5% to 11% in developed countries where as it is as high as 40% in developing countries. In present study we aim to analyse neonatal outcomes of eclamptic mothers in a tertiary care hospital. Aim: In present study we aim to analyse neonatal outcomes of eclamptic mothers in a tertiary care hospital. Material and Method: Present study is a retrospective, descriptive study done in antepartum and intrapartum eclampsia mothers and their babies with > 28 weeks gestational age delivered at our hospital during study period. Results: Out of 96 eclampsia patients with > 28 weeks GA delivered at our hospital, most patients were from 34-36 weeks GA (48%). Most common type of eclampsia was antepartum (69%). NVD and LSCS were done in 58% and 38% respectively. Duration from first convulsion to delivery was 6?12 hours in 56% patients. Most common birthweight was 1501-2500 gms. The stillbirths were 6.2% while early neonatal death were 10.4%. Among live births APGAR score at 5 minutes was ?7 in 73%. 27% neonates required resuscitation while NICU admission was in 47% neonates. Complications were noted in 46 neonates. Complications were Respiratory distress (30%), Clinical Sepsis (26%), MSL (17%), Severe birth asphyxia (9%). Conclusion: Eclampsia requires early delivery; to be done at a tertiary institute. Prematurity, growth restriction and low birth weight are neonatal complications associated with eclampsia.
Keywords: neonatal outcome, eclampsia, prematurity, LBW
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 329 - 332