[Posterior reversible encephalopathy in a case of late-onset eclampsia].


CONCLUSIONS. Although eclampsia is a typical condition in pregnancy and the immediate postpartum period, it must be remembered that there is also a late-onset form that may occur after the birth and might be the cause of other syndromes such as PRES. Although the prognosis in these cases is usually favourable, treatment must be established as early as possible, with rapid control of the blood pressure and seizures in order to avoid permanent brain damage. This syndrome must always be taken into account in women with epileptic seizures or other neurological symptoms during the postpartum period.
PMID: 23881615 [PubMed – in process] (Source: Revista de Neurologia)