Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Patient with Severe Uremia without Hypertension.
Intern Med. 2016;55(1):63-8
Authors: Iwafuchi Y, Okamoto K, Oyama Y, Narita I
A 28-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with nausea, headache and weakness of the left hand. He had severe uremia without hypertension due to recurrent/chronic pyelonephritis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed reversible vasogenic edema in the brainstem and bilateral frontal centrum semiovale. All of his neurological symptoms immediately improved after the introduction of hemodialysis. When a patient with uremia presents with neurological symptoms, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis even if high blood pressure is not observed. Brain magnetic resonance imaging may be helpful in such a case, and an appropriate therapy could be subsequently initiated.
PMID: 26726088 [PubMed - in process]