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Medications for Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

Other names: Posterior Encephalopathy Reversible Syndrome; PRES; Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome; RPLS

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a quickly progressing group of symptoms including seizures, disturbed vision, headaches and confusion. These symptoms are the result of swelling in the brain mainly in the occipital lobe (back portion of brain) and the parietal lobe (area of brain above and forward of occipital lobe) but it can also affect other areas of the brain. The swelling is due to fluid leaking from capillaries and this can be caused by hypertension, eclampsia, immunosuppressive treatment, chemotherapy and organ or bone marrow transplantation. Treatment involves resolving the underlying cause of the swelling and treating the current symptoms.

Note: There are currently no drugs listed for "Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome".

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