A rare entity in ED: posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome


YETKİN M. F. , Salt O. , DURUKAN P.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.30, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.02.003
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Özet

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a cliniconeuroradiologic entity with typical symptoms and symmetric high-signal intensity lesions in the bilateral parietooccipital lobes on T2-weighted or fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging. In this presentation, we report a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome who was admitted to our emergency department because of seizure and deterioration of consciousness. The aim of this presentation is to alert the emergency physicians about one of the hypertensive emergencies with neurologic symptoms associated with hypertension.