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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
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Pronunciation[Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome]
Definition
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS), is a syndrome characterized by headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss. It may occur due to a number of causes, predominantly malignant hypertension, eclampsia and some medical treatments.
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