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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2020 Mar;26(2):325-327. doi: 10.14744/tjtes.2019.82668.

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome as an underlying cause for encephalopathy in a sepsis patient in the intensive care unit: A case report.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul-Turkey.


Posterior reversible encephalopathy (PRES) is a clinical and radiological syndrome characterized by neurological findings and vasogenic edema in the posterior regions of the cerebral hemispheres. Sepsis and septic shock have recently been recognized as an etiological factor in PRES. In this case report, we are presenting a patient with intraabdominal sepsis and PRES followed in the intensive care unit with an unfavorable neurological outcome. Wider recognition of PRES as a cause of encephalopathy in sepsis patients is necessary.

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