Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


A pregnant young female with pre-eclampsia. Presented with weakness of the upper limbs. The patient is known case of SLE. Brain CT to rule out stroke.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Case Discussion

Brain CT reveals bilateral subcortical hypoattenuation mainly occipital highly suggestive of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

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Case information

rID: 10284
Case created: 31st Jul 2010
Last edited: 6th Dec 2015
Tag: brain
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included