Cerebral vasomotor reactivity monitoring in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
- Alejandro Forteza1,
- Yosdely Echeverria1,
- Diogo C Haussen2,
- Jose Gutierrez2,
- Elka Wiley2,
- Claudio De Gusmao2
- 1Cardiac and Stroke Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 206, 1611 NW 12 Avenue, Institute Building, Miami, FL 33136, USA
- 2University of Miami/Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, 1387, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
- Correspondence to Jose Gutierrez,
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.
Competing interests: None.
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