Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Devanshi Dharaiya

Presentation

Patient presented with generalised tonic-clonic seizure to the ER. History revealed long standing uncontrolled hypertension. His BP was 265/160mmHg.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Bilateral white matter hyperintensities affecting the posterior head region consistent with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).

Case Discussion

2 days later,patient continued to complain of headaches and appeared confused.

Gradually, BP was controlled and he showed clinical improvement.

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Case information

rID: 30984
Case created: 14th Sep 2014
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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