Volume 5 Issue 9 (September, 2017)

Case Reports

Late Postpartum Pre-eclampsia with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Kshitij Mohini, Naqiya Bellary, Richa Chandra, Lucetta Amelia Dias

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a clinic neuroradiological entity presenting with headache, confusion, visual disturbances or blindness, and seizures. Parieto-occipital white matter changes due to vasogenic edema can be observed on imaging modalities. It rarely occurs without seizures and after delivery. We report a 27-year-old multi gravida with a history of  pre-eclampsia in term pregnancy complicated by PRES with seizures at the postpartum period. Clinical improvement with complete resolution without any complications was observed on 11th day after delivery. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome is reversible when early diagnosis is established and appropriate treatment is started without delay.
Key words: PRES (Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, RPL (Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy).

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