Eclampsia is seizures (convulsions) in a pregnant woman that are not related to a preexisting brain condition.
See also: Preeclampsia
Toxemia with seizures
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The cause of eclampsia is not well understood. Researchers believe the following may play a role:
- Blood vessels
- Brain and nervous system (neurological) factors
However, no theories have yet been proven.
Eclampsia follows preeclamp...