Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

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Background

  • Abbreviation: PRES
  • Risk factors include: malignant hypertension, immunosuppression, eclampsia
Magnetic resonance image showing multiple cortico-subcortical areas of hyperdense signal involving the occipital and parietal lobes bilaterally and pons in a patient with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

Clinical Features[1]

Differential Diagnosis[2]

Seizure

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

  • Admit

See Also

References

  1. Staykov D. "Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome". PMID 21257628
  2. 2.0 2.1 Garg RK (January 2001). "Posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome". Postgrad Med J 77 (903): 24–8. doi:10.1136/pmj.77.903.24. PMC 1741870. PMID 11123390