oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Early postpartum eclampsia complicated by subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral oedema and acute hydrocephalus : case report
Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - November 2003 19 Early postpartum eclampsia complicated by subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral oedema and acute hydrocephalus made and treatment was commenced with magnesium sulphate. She received 5g intramuscularly (imi) in each buttock, 4g in 200ml of normal saline infused intravenously over 20 minutes, and a maintenance dose of 5g imi every four hours. Toxicity was excluded by patellar tendon reflex testing. Blood tests were ordered for urea and electrolytes, uric acid, full blood count, liver function and coagulation profile. The results were normal. The patient was admitted to the obstetric ..
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