Hemorrhagic Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Rare Neurological Complication of COVID-19 Infection

Esmaeil KhanMohammadi, Marziyeh Shahrabi, Mohsen Koosha
2021 International Clinical Neuroscience Journal  
Neurological complications of COVID-19 are well documented. However, there are limited reports of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) associated with COVID-19 in the literature. Herein, we described a 21-year-old man with a history of bipolar disease and opioid addiction who was admitted because of COVID-19 infection. He suddenly experienced a convulsive status epilepticus following hypertension crisis. The patient was intubated and underwent antiepileptic and anti-hypertensive
more » ... herapy. His brain imaging was compatible with PRES. The patient gradually improved and was eventually discharged after 40 days. On the next month follow-up, the patient was able to walk with a cane without a history of seizure. In this report, we aimed to highlight the less common cerebrovascular complication of COVID-19 infection.
doi:10.34172/icnj.2021.30 fatcat:dglgidhukreefp5ituuposlv3i