Skip to Content

posterior reversible encephalopathy

 

Definition: A syndrome comprising headache, confusion, visual loss, and occasionally seizures. It can be caused by malignant hypertension, eclampsia, or some medications. Magnetic resonance imaging shows characteristic edema of the occipital and parietal lobes.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide