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BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2345
  • Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

Cerebral vasomotor reactivity monitoring in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

  1. Claudio De Gusmao2
  1. 1Cardiac and Stroke Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 206, 1611 NW 12 Avenue, Institute Building, Miami, FL 33136, USA
  2. 2University of Miami/Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, 1387, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
  1. Correspondence to Jose Gutierrez, drjosegc{at}hotmail.com

Summary

A 25-year-old woman was admitted for vomiting, hypertension and seizures. Magnetic resonance imaging was compatible with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and a transcranial Doppler/vasomotor reactivity study (TCD/VMR) demonstrated loss of vasomotor reactivity. The clinical recovery was concomitant to improvement in the TCD/VMR.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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