Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome ( a case report)

Bahaa Ewess, Ahmed El-Shaer, and Hani Zaki 


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare condition that needs a high index of suspicion. It is a clinical and radiological presentation described in patients with different conditions as such as hypertensive encephalopathy, eclampsia, uremia and with immunosuppressives. Early recognized and adequate treatment, may reverse the condition, otherwise permanent neurological sequelae are likely to occur. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare condition that requires high clinical sense for its diagnosis; and it is confirmed by radiological findings. This condition occurs under different conditions such as hypertensive encephalopathy, uremia, tumor lysis syndrome, renal failure, eclampsia, and others; it also occurs in individuals using immunosuppressive medications. The early diagnosis and management of this condition prevent multiple complications that are related to prolonged recumbence.

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Issue Date 2013
Publisher MedKnow
Journal Ain Shams journal of anesthesiology 

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