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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


UNIGARRO, Luis Javier et al. Reversible Posterior Encephalopathy In The Context Of Eclampsia. Case Report And Review Of Literature. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.2, pp.70-78. ISSN 2631-2581.

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by headaches, visual disturbances, altered level of consciousness, seizures, and a variety of neurological deficits that are caused by a severe increase in blood pressure. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, mainly preeclampsia and eclampsia, continue to be one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy worldwide, causing neurological complications ranging from singular seizures to the development of status epilepticus and the advent of potentially fatal cerebrovascular events. We describe the presentation of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a pregnant adolescent who developed a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy.

Keywords : Eclampsia; Preeclampsia; reversible posterior encephalopathy.

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