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2020 May 11

Acta Biomed



Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in an oncological normotensive patient: evidence for a pathogenic role of concomitant low magnesium serum levels and chemotherapy treatment.


Zappia F, Verzicco I, Simoni R, Ferrari M, Coghi P, Bozzetti F, Cannone V, Volpi R, Cabassi A
Acta Biomed. 2020 May 11; 91(2):365-372.
PMID: 32420975.


Posterior reversible encephalopathy (PRES) is a rare syndrome characterized by headache, confusion, seizures, visual changes and white matter edema at radiological imaging. Its pathophysiology is not clarified and different causes, including uncontrolled hypertension, eclampsia, chemotherapy and hypomagnesemia have been suggested.