Authors' replyBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6987.1138 (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1138
- K A Douglas,
- C W G Redman
- Visiting research fellow Professor of obstetric medicine Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford OX3 9DU
EDITOR,—D G Daniel and R H Golding ask for more information on the women with eclampsia. Altogether 198 women were reported but excluded (60 after talking to consultants and 138 after the case note review) because they did not meet the criteria for the study. Seventy three of these had pre-eclampsia but no seizure; 56 had uncomplicated epilepsy; 40 had simple faints, hypoglycaemic fits, or pseudoseizures; and 29 had seizures without an apparent cause but did not have signs of pre-eclampsia.
Eighty nine women had a fit while under community based care, and for 64 of these we had access to a complete record of the …