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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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AMANCHA, Margarita; AVILES, Tomás Alarcón; GARCIA, Andrea  and  GONZALEZ, Jennifer. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Síndrome Of Atypical Etiology. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.3, pp.87-93. ISSN 2631-2581.

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a clinical-radiological syndrome, characterized by images compatible with vasogenic edema, whose pathophysiology is not fully clarified. There are multiple described causes of this syndrome, mainly severe arterial hypertension, renal insufficiency, sepsis, preeclampsia or eclampsia, immunosuppressive therapy and others. We report a case of a 38-year-old man, renal post-transplant in treatment with mycophenolate and prednisone, with renal failure of the transplant and chronic anemia, hospitalized by urinary focus sepsis plus lymph node tuberculosis, who after receiving 1 concentrate of red blood cells presents seizures, Hb elevation of 3.1 g/dl and images compatible with vasogenic edema and almost complete resolution of them at 16 days.

Keywords : Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome; PRES; post blood transfusion..

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