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Status epilepticus due to Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Sri Lankan child with Nephrotic Syndrome.

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K. H. D. Madhusankha ,

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
About K. H. D.
I am Emergency Medicine Registrar currently working in Nationalhospital kandy.
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L. Kumarasiri,

National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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D. Jayasekara,

National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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T. Bandara

National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

The Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is an acute clinical condition that is characterized by multiple neurological symptoms such as seizures, impairment of consciousness, headaches, visual abnormalities, nausea, and vomiting. The characteristic imaging finding is vasogenic oedema predominantly in the parieto-occipital white matter of the brain. Delaying seizure control, refractory status epilepticus, and malignant PRES carry high morbidity and mortality. We report a case of Sri Lankan girl with nephrotic syndrome developing status epilepticus due to PRES.
How to Cite: Madhusankha, K.H.D., Kumarasiri, L., Jayasekara, D. and Bandara, T., 2022. Status epilepticus due to Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Sri Lankan child with Nephrotic Syndrome.. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 16(3), pp.31–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v16i3.7729
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Published on 24 Dec 2022.
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