Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 411--414

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a hypertensive patient with renal failure


T Aatif, MR El Farouki, M Benyahia 
 Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Hay Riad, Rabat, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
T Aatif
Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Hay Riad, Rabat
Morocco

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical and neuroimaging entity characterized by headache, visual field deficits, changes in mentation and seizures, and by typical neuro-imaging features such as areas of sub-cortical edema, occasionally cortical, involving predominantly the occipital and parietal lobes of both hemispheres. Hypertension, uremia, immunosuppressive drugs neurotoxicity, preeclampsia or eclampsia, renal disease, and sepsis are the most common etiologies of PRES. Less common, it has been described in the setting of autoimmune disease. We report a case of PRES which was associated with hypertensive crisis in a patient with renal failure. Antihypertensive therapy and hemodialysis resulted in complete recovery.


How to cite this article:
Aatif T, El Farouki M R, Benyahia M. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a hypertensive patient with renal failure.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2016;27:411-414


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Aatif T, El Farouki M R, Benyahia M. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a hypertensive patient with renal failure. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];27:411-414
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