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Table 3 Case fatality rate (CFR) in women diagnosed with eclampsia by major complication

From: Criteria-based audit on management of eclampsia patients at a tertiary hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Complication All cases Fatalities CFR
Cerebrovascular haemorrhage 15 12 80
Pulmonary oedema/respiratory failure 17 9 53
HELLP* syndrome 4 1 25
Post partum haemorrhage 17 4 24
Aspiration pneumonia 5 1 20
Abruption of the placenta 7 1 14
Uterine rupture 7 1 14
Acute renal failure/uraemia 7 1 14
Sepsis 4 0 0
No major complication 306 - -
Total 389 30 7.7
  1. *HELLP = Haemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes and Low Platelets