Brain lesions in eclampsia: A series of 39 cases admitted in
Case Series
We report 39 cases of brain lesions in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University Hospital of Cocody. This is a descriptive, prospective study carried out in collaboration with the medical imaging service. It was conducted from January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, that is 18 months. The brain CT was performed after parental consent of the patients in whom the diagnosis of eclampsia was confirmed.
For each patient, we collected on a standardized form epidemiological data (maternal age, maternity, parity, gestational age, and origin), clinical data (state of consciousness, blood pressure, deficient signs, and infectious syndrome), biological data (blood count and platelets, transaminases, prothrombin rate, thick smear, bilirubin, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, proteinuria, and blood gases), interpretation of the brain CT (type, location of lesions), therapeutic data (previous treatment before admission in ICU and that received in ICU: Diazepam, phenol-barbital, antihypertensive, tracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, sedation, etc.,), and finally fate of patients in terms of length of hospitalization, survival, or success....