Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome during pregnancy: seizures in a previously healthy parturient

Timothy R. Long, Barry D. Hein, Michael J. Brown, Charlotte H. Rydberg, C. Thomas Wass

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Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome refers to a neuroradiologic disorder in which seizure activity (multiple seizures are more common than single events) is commonly the initial presenting symptom. We describe a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a previously healthy parturient who presented to the labor and delivery suite with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Prompt recognition and treatment of this potentially catastrophic disease may avert injury to the patient and neonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Hypertension
  • Posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PLES)
  • Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome
  • Reversible posterior cerebral edema syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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