Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

Anuroop Kota, SS Devarmani
2016 Journal of Case Reports  
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( Conflict of interest: None declared | Source of funding: Nil | DOI: http://dx. Abstract: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare condition which presents with seizures, headache and cortical blindness. It is associated with white matter changes on imaging secondary to vasogenic edema. It is associated with hypertension during peripartum
more » ... d but can be seen in others conditions as well. We report here a twenty one year old primigravida who presented with imminent signs of eclampsia and cortical blindness. The patient was diagnosed with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome after thorough work up. Patient was treated with antihypertensive and showed complete improvement. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare but important condition which requires early recognition and treatment to prevent morbidity and mortality in pregnancy and postpartum.
doi:10.17659/01.2016.0051 fatcat:2e75jsvpdzdttmdnntn6emz6cm