Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) complicating the 'legal high' mephedrone.


The authors report a 19-year-old woman who developed convulsions preceded by nasal ingestion of a cocaine mimic named 'the bubble' or mephedrone, obtained legally from a 'headshop' in Dublin. Characteristic posterior white matter oedema on brain imaging after the seizure suggested a diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). While… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3904


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