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In posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) triggered by scleroderma renal crisis (SRC), modulation and adherence in immunosuppressive therapy are key for avoiding recurrence, complications, and death. A patient with polymyositis (PM)/systemic sclerosis (SSc) overlap syndrome developed PRES triggered by SRC. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case with PRES associated with PM/SSc overlap syndrome. This manifested as altered mental status and headaches. Vasogenic edema was seen by magnetic resonance imaging in the brainstem and cerebral white matter. Antihypertension therapy resulted in improvement in both neurological symptoms and blood pressure (BP). Reversible clinical course and radiological change were consistent with PRES diagnosis. Here, the importance of BP maintenance and removal of precipitating factors of PRES is shown.
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Name: European journal of rheumatology
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a benign disorder of reversible subcortical vasogenic cerebral edema.
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a disorder of reversible subcortical vasogenic brain edema in the context of different diseases or exposure to cytotoxic drugs such as fludarabine. We p...
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a distinct entity with incompletely known predisposing factors. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence, risk factors, clinical course...
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome prospective (PRES) registry. Data collection using a standardized form : demographic data and data related to the PRES, including circumstances...
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are characterized by the association to a myopathic syndrome, inflammatory infiltrates in the skeletal muscle. They remain, even today, an important factor...
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe, unusual headaches associated with multifocal segmental vasoconstriction of the intracerebral arteries. In a...
This study will determine the efficacy, safety, tolerability and the PK profile of BAF312, a novel immunomodulator, in polymyositis and dermatomyositis patients that are not responsive to ...
Septic encephalopathy is an important complication of sepsis. Why some patients with sepsis develop septic encephalopathy is unknown. We will investigate whether patients who develop this ...
A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)
A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27))
Posterior displacement of the TONGUE toward the PHARYNX. It is often a feature in syndromes such as in PIERRE ROBIN SYNDROME and DOWN SYNDROME and associated with AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION during sleep (OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEAS).
A condition that is characterized by HEADACHE; SEIZURES; and visual loss with edema in the posterior aspects of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES, such as the BRAIN STEM. Generally, lesions involve the white matter (nerve fibers) but occasionally the grey matter (nerve cell bodies).
A syndrome with overlapping clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. The disease is differentially characterized by high serum titers of antibodies to ribonuclease-sensitive extractable (saline soluble) nuclear antigen and a "speckled" epidermal nuclear staining pattern on direct immunofluorescence.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...