Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) with acute intracerebral hemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar

Presentation

Headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) with acute intracerebral hemorrhage

Case Discussion

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurotoxic state that occurs secondary to the inability of posterior circulation to auto-regulate in response to acute changes in blood pressure. Hyperperfusion with resultant disruption of the blood brain barrier results in vasogenic oedema, but no infarction, most commonly in the parieto-occipital regions. 

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Case information

rID: 18814
Case created: 22nd Jul 2012
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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