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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a patient with late postpartum eclampsia


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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