Unusual neurologic manifestations (II): Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in the context of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus

Marilynn Punaro, P. Abou-Jaoude, R. Cimaz, B. Ranchin

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Posterior reversible encepalopathy syndrome (PRES), or reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy, is a neurologic condition characterized by recognizable pattern of altered mental status, headache, visual changes and seizures in association with findings indicating a predominantly posterior leucoencephalopathy on imaging studies. It has rarely been described in children. We report two cases of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by PRES and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-579
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 10 2007



  • Pediatric
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • Systemic lupus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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