Malay Sarkar, Sanjay Basak, Sajal Kr Mondal, Sandhya Das, Dibyendu Roy Jaydeb Mandal, Suresh Ch Mondal, Sankar Kumar Das
The study was carried out to determine the incidenc e of maternal mortality associated with eclampsia, to assess the mode of death in eclampsia and to det ermine the socio demographic profile of women influencing the maternal death. It is a retrospecti ve study of 44 eclampsia related death and this stu dy was conducted in Midnapur Medical College for perio d of 4 years from 1st January 2007 through 31st December 2010. Total death during that period was 9 7. Records of death and their demographic profile were retrieved from the medical records library of the Midnapur Medical College. Eclamapsia accounted for 45.36 % of total maternal death (total death 97 ) recorded within 4 year period with case fatality rate 4.96%. Commonest mode of death in eclampsia is pulm onary oedema. Eclampsia death commonly occurs in younger age group 18-22 years and in prim i gravida and in unbooked lower socio economic status. Antepartum eclampsia contributes most of th e eclmaptic death. Eclampsia still remains the major cause of maternal mortality in India due to u nsupervised pregnancies and deliveries. There is need to educate and encourage the general public fo r antenatal care and hospital delivery by which thi s powerful enemy could be defeated.
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