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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr10.2009.2345.
Published online May 11, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2345
PMCID: PMC3047380
Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Cerebral vasomotor reactivity monitoring in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
Alejandro Forteza,1 Yosdely Echeverria,1 Diogo C Haussen,2 Jose Gutierrez,2 Elka Wiley,2 and Caludio De Gusmao2
1Cardiac and Stroke Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 206, 1611 NW 12 Avenue, Institute Building, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2University of Miami/Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, 1387, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Correspondence to Jose Gutierrez, drjosegc/at/hotmail.com
Abstract
A 25-year-old woman was admitted for vomiting, hypertension and seizures. Magnetic resonance imaging was compatible with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and a transcranial Doppler/vasomotor reactivity study (TCD/VMR) demonstrated loss of vasomotor reactivity. The clinical recovery was concomitant to improvement in the TCD/VMR.
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