Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A case report with review of literature


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Author Details: Sairem Mangolnganbi Chanu, Samarjit Dey, Gouri Sankar Rudrapal, Pranjal Phukan

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 292

Article End Page : 293


Abstract

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) refers to a clinico-radiologic entity with characteristic features on neuroimaging and non-specific symptoms comprising headache, confusion, visual disturbances and seizures. The lesions in PRES are thought to be due to vasogenic oedema. Here we are reporting a postpartum case of 18 year old primi with PIH who presented to our emergency department with detorioration of consciousness, headache and respiratory distress. Patient also had an episode of GTCS (Generalised Tonic Clonic Seizure) on admission. However, on the basis of MRI finding PRES was diagnosed and treated successfully in critical Care. Due to timely intervention patient had recovered without any neurological deficit.

Keywords:
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, Preeclampsia, Postpartum seizure