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Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Following Red Blood Cells Transfusion: A Case Report

Sarika Katiyar, Rishi Katiyar

Keywords : Blood transfusion, Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, Vasogenic cerebral edema

Citation Information : Katiyar S, Katiyar R. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Following Red Blood Cells Transfusion: A Case Report. 2023; 2 (3):61-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0053

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a very infrequent disease characterized by alteration in mental status, which may lead to seizures and deficits. Here we describe a 42-year-old female with seizures after transfusion for chronic anemia. Her brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed edema in occipital regions consistent with the clinical finding. Many immunological and nonimmunological complications are present after blood transfusion, but PRES is rare and preventable.

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