BRIV_adv
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
  Users Online: 3073 Home | About the Journal | InstructionsCurrent Issue | Back IssuesLogin      Print this page Email this page  Small font size Default font size Increase font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-210

Recurrent and atypical posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a child with hypertension


1 Department of Pediatric Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
3 Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
4 Department of Radiology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mustafa Komur
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, 33079 Mersin
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.99721

Rights and Permissions

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical and radiologic entity with typical symptoms including headache, seizures, visual disturbance, altered mental status, vomiting, nausea and focal neurologic signs. In this article, we report recurrent and atypical PRES in a child with hypertension due to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was on a peritoneal dialysis program for 6 months. After the second hypertension attack, PRES findings did not recover and persisted as encephalomalacia. As far as we know, this case is the first child with ESRD who developed encephalomalacia after recurrent episodes of PRES. When a patient with a history of PRES presented with new clinical and neuroradiological findings, recurrent PRES should be considered.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4403    
    Printed144    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded77    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal