Eclampsia is a condition involving seizures and hypertension in pregnancy. It is thought to result from hypertensive encephalopathy .
MR imaging has shown that cytotoxic edema and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome are common in eclampsia. The severity of the imaging changes correlates with the clinical severity of eclampsia .
Treatment and prognosis
The only definitive treatment is delivery of the fetus. Magnesium sulfate is indicated for the prevention and treatment of eclamptic seizures .