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Posterior Reversible Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome Following Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Case Report

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급성 일산화탄소 중독 환자에서 발생한 가역적 후두부 뇌병증 증후군 1례
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박, 은정  | 민, 영기  | 정, 윤석  | 이, 슬기 | 최, 상천
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Journal of the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine, 25(1). : 120-123, 2014
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine
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1226-43342384-048X
Abstract
Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by transient headache, altered mental functioning, seizures, and loss of vision associated with findings of predominantly posterior cerebral lesions on imaging studies. Magnetic resonance imaging typically shows bilateral hyperintensity on T2 weighted imaging and fluid attenuated inversion recovery imaging, predominantly in the parieto-occipital region. The common etiologies of PRES include eclampsia, renal impairment, immunosuppressive treatment, cancer chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, and hypertension. The prognosis is usually benign when adequate treatment is initiated immediately. Otherwise, delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to permanent neurological sequelae. We report on the case of a 24-year-old man who presented with the characteristics of PRES with acute carbon monoxide poisoning.
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민, 영기  |  박, 은정  |  정, 윤석  |  최, 상천
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