Postpartum angiopathy

Although described as a separate condition, postpartum angiopathy is a subset of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). It is also known as postpartum angiitis and puerperal vasospasm. Please refer to the main article for a broad discussion on these reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes. 

Its presentation is no different from RCVS although it can occur with preeclampsia / eclampsia, thus overlapping with the separate condition of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).

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rID: 4528
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Post partum angiopathy
  • Postpartum angiitis
  • Puerperal vasospasm

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