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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a patient with late postpartum eclampsia
  1. Jharendra P Rijal1,
  2. Smith Giri2,
  3. Suvash Dawadi3,
  4. Khagendra V Dahal4
  1. 1Division of Hospital Medicine, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  2. 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  3. 3Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  4. 4Lakes Region General Hospital, Lanconia, New Hampshire, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Smith Giri, smithgiri963{at}


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a reversible neurological entity characterised by seizure, headaches, visual symptoms, impaired consciousness and other focal neurological findings. It is caused by a wide variety of causes ultimately leading to a vasogenic cerebral oedema of occipital and parietal lobes of the brain. We present here a young woman with headache, generalised tonic–clonic seizures and cortical blindness in a late postpartum stage. Reversibility of the symptoms and characteristic imaging findings led us to a diagnosis of PRES in our patient.

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