Posterior reversible encephalopathy cases are increasingly being reported in patients affected by COVID-19, but the largest series so far only includes 4 patients. We present a series of 6 patients diagnosed with PRES during COVID-19 hospitalized in 5 Centers in Lombardia, Italy. 5 out of the 6 patients required intensive care assistence and seizures developed at weaning from assisted ventilation. 3 out of 6 patients underwent cerebrospinal fluid analysis which was normal in all cases, with negative PCR for Sars-CoV-2 genome search. PRES occurrence may be less rare than supposed in COVID-19 patients and a high suspicion index is warranted for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and COVID-19: A series of 6 cases from Lombardy, Italy

Versino M.;Princiotta Cariddi L.;Carimati F.;Clemenzi A.;Giorgianni A.;Vinacci G.;Mauri M.;
2021

Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy cases are increasingly being reported in patients affected by COVID-19, but the largest series so far only includes 4 patients. We present a series of 6 patients diagnosed with PRES during COVID-19 hospitalized in 5 Centers in Lombardia, Italy. 5 out of the 6 patients required intensive care assistence and seizures developed at weaning from assisted ventilation. 3 out of 6 patients underwent cerebrospinal fluid analysis which was normal in all cases, with negative PCR for Sars-CoV-2 genome search. PRES occurrence may be less rare than supposed in COVID-19 patients and a high suspicion index is warranted for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
COVID-19; PRES; Seizures
Colombo, A.; Martinelli Boneschi, F.; Beretta, S.; Bresolin, N.; Versino, M.; Lorusso, L.; Spagnoli, D.; Nastasi, G.; Vallauri, D.; Rota, S.; Repaci, M.; Ferrarini, M.; Pozzato, M.; Princiotta Cariddi, L.; Tabaee Damavandi, P.; Carimati, F.; Banfi, P.; Clemenzi, A.; Marelli, M.; Giorgianni, A.; Vinacci, G.; Mauri, M.; Melzi, P.; Di Stefano, M.; Tetto, A.; Canesi, M.; Salmaggi, A.
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