A Less Known Stroke Mimic: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

  • Keneilwe Malomo Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Ontefetse Ntlholang Medicine for the elderly directorate, St James Hospital, Dublin 8


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, hyperacute stroke, stroke mimics, thrombolysis, Brain imaging


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuro-radiological diagnosis, which can complicate a wide range of conditions. Clinical features include generalised and/or focal neurological deficits. These features are also present in neurovascular disorders, such as stroke. Currently, emphasis in the management of hyperacute stroke is thrombolysis, and it is important to bear in mind stroke mimics as a possible cause of clinical features. The Authors present the case of a 66-year-old man, who presented with acute focal neurological deficit. His brain imaging and history were consistent with PRES.



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  • Published: 2016-04-12

    Issue: Vol. 3 No. 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Malomo K, Ntlholang O. A Less Known Stroke Mimic: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. EJCRIM 2016;3 doi:10.12890/2016_000376.

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