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2021 Feb 25

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.


Gewirtz AN, Gao V, Parauda SC, Robbins MS
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2021 Feb 25; 25(3):19.
PMID: 33630183.


This review provides an updated discussion on the clinical presentation, diagnosis and radiographic features, mechanisms, associations and epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Headache is common in PRES, though headache associated with PRES was not identified as a separate entity in the 2018 International Classification of Headache Disorders. Here, we review the relevant literature and suggest criteria for consideration of its inclusion.