Posterior reversible encephalopathy cases are increasingly being reported in patients affected by COVID-19, but the largest series so far only includes 4 patients. We present a series of 6 patients diagnosed with PRES during COVID-19 hospitalized in 5 Centers in Lombardia, Italy. 5 out of the 6 patients required intensive care assistence and seizures developed at weaning from assisted ventilation. 3 out of 6 patients underwent cerebrospinal fluid analysis which was normal in all cases, with negative PCR for Sars-CoV-2 genome search. PRES occurrence may be less rare than supposed in COVID-19 patients and a high suspicion index is warranted for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and COVID-19: A series of 6 cases from Lombardy, Italy / A. Colombo, F. Martinelli Boneschi, S. Beretta, N. Bresolin, M. Versino, L. Lorusso, D. Spagnoli, G. Nastasi, D. Vallauri, S. Rota, M. Repaci, M. Ferrarini, M. Pozzato, L. Princiotta Cariddi, P. Tabaee Damavandi, F. Carimati, P. Banfi, A. Clemenzi, M. Marelli, A. Giorgianni, G. Vinacci, M. Mauri, P. Melzi, M. Di Stefano, A. Tetto, M. Canesi, A. Salmaggi. - In: ENEUROLOGICALSCI. - ISSN 2405-6502. - 22:(2021 Mar). [10.1016/j.ensci.2020.100306]

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and COVID-19: A series of 6 cases from Lombardy, Italy

F. Martinelli Boneschi
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N. Bresolin;M. Ferrarini;M. Pozzato;P. Tabaee Damavandi;
2021

Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy cases are increasingly being reported in patients affected by COVID-19, but the largest series so far only includes 4 patients. We present a series of 6 patients diagnosed with PRES during COVID-19 hospitalized in 5 Centers in Lombardia, Italy. 5 out of the 6 patients required intensive care assistence and seizures developed at weaning from assisted ventilation. 3 out of 6 patients underwent cerebrospinal fluid analysis which was normal in all cases, with negative PCR for Sars-CoV-2 genome search. PRES occurrence may be less rare than supposed in COVID-19 patients and a high suspicion index is warranted for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
COVID-19; PRES; Seizures
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
22-dic-2020
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