Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: the endothelial hypotheses.

  title={Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: the endothelial hypotheses.},
  author={Antonio Marra and Maur{\'i}cio Fontana de Vargas and Pasquale Striano and Luca del Guercio and Pasquale Buonanno and Giuseppe Servillo},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={82 5},
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterised by headache, visual disorders, seizures, altered mentation, consciousness disturbances and focal neurological signs. Initially described in patients with pre and eclampsia, severe hypertension, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome can occur in other clinical conditions such as infection, sepsis, shock, cancer chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases and hypercalcemia. Pathogenesis of brain lesions in PRES is not full… CONTINUE READING