Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome due to hypercalcaemia: a rare cause

Bolanthakodi, Nandakrishna and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Varma, Muralidhar and Holla, Avinash M (2019) Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome due to hypercalcaemia: a rare cause. BMJ Case Reports, 12. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological entity described by Hinchey et al in late 90’s, characterised by variable associations of seizure activity, consciousness impairment ranging from confusion to coma, headaches, visual abnormalities, nausea/vomiting and focal neurological signs. Common causes are accelerated hypertension, eclampsia, preeclampsia, cytotoxic drug use and autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of PRES in a 62-year-old female patient due to hypercalcemia secondary to vitamin D toxicity on treatment with calcium supplements and vitamin D for secondary hypoparathyroidism. She had seizures and visual defects on presentation which recovered completely with treatment of hypercalcemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pres; hypercalcemia; vitamin D.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 04:37
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 04:37

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