Both Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia are pregnancy related disorders. They are included in the spectrum of Pregnancy Induced Hypertensive Disorders (PIH).
When a pregnant woman develops gestational hypertension followed by proteinuria, the condition is called Pre-eclampsia.
When a pregnant woman with pre-eclampsia also develops Grand-mal seizure and/or coma, the condition is called Eclampsia.
The following is an easy-to-remember formula for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia.
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