Unusual neurologic manifestations (II): posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in the context of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus 2007 ;16(8):576-9

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Posterior reversible encepalopathy syndrome (PRES), or reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy, is a neurologic condition characterized by recognizable pattern of altered mental status, headache, visual changes and seizures in association with findings indicating a predominantly posterior leucoencephalopathy on imaging studies. It has rarely been described in children. We report two cases of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by PRES and review the literature.

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