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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.

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