posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome

posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome

a reversible clinicoradiologic syndrome characterized by confusion, headaches, seizures, cortical blindness and other visual abnormalities, emesis, and motor signs, associated with MRI or CT evidence of bilateral white matter edema involving the parietooccipital cerebral regions.

pos·te·ri·or leu·ko·en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy syn·drome

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr lū'kō-en-sef'ă-lop'ă-thē sin'drōm)
A reversible clinicoradiologic syndrome characterized by confusion, headaches, seizures, cortical blindness, and other visual abnormalities, emesis, and motor signs; associated with MRI or CT evidence of bilateral white matter edema involving the parietooccipital cerebral regions.
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2) reported 18 patients with neurological signs and detected seven patients with demyelinating lesions, seven patients with cerebrovascular disease, and four patients with reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome.
Posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PLES) is a rare disease characterized with headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, visual disturbances and seizures caused by acute elevation of the blood pressure and specific findings on imaging.
reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), usually associated with active SLE, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, and isolated generalized seizures (not epilepsy); 2.
Clinical spectrum of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome.
Demographic and clinical data for the 6 patients of posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome Case Age Sex Disease Medication Mean TLS (Year) arterial BP syst/diast (mmHg) 1 5 M T-ALL Prednisolone 125/85* + Vincristin, MTX (IT.
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS), which has been reported in clinical studies (with an incidence of <0.
There have been rare reports of Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS) in patients receiving VELCADE.
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome is a clinicoradiologic entity characterized by headaches, altered mental status, seizures, and visual loss and is associated with white matter vasogenic edema predominantly affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain.
Abstract: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS), is most often associated with hypertensive emergencies and is characterized by seizures, mental status changes and visual disturbances.
The brain lesions disappeared after treatment with nitroglycerin perfusion followed by oral antihpertensive therapy, which prompted a diagnosis of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS).

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