Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Class IV Lupus Nephritis – Case report and brief review of literature


Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Class IV Lupus Nephritis – Case report and brief review of literature


Kalpita Hatti1, Amit Habbu2, Joe R. Gamboa3, Arezoo Haghshenas4, Karina D. Torralba5

1Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA;2Attending Radiologist, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA;3Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA;4Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA;5Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA


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Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiographic syndrome characterized clinically by new onset neurological manifestations as well as neuroimaging findings of reversible cerebral edema. We report a case of PRES in the setting of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with new-onset Class IV Nephritis treated with pulse corticosteroids, plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and cyclophosphamide. We also present a brief review of the associations between PRES and SLE.


Keywords: Lupus, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), encephalopathy


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Kalpita Hatti, Amit Habbu, Joe R. Gamboa, Arezoo Haghshenas, Karina D. Torralba.Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Class IV Lupus Nephritis – Case report and brief review of literature. International Journal of Case Reports, 2018 2:30. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2018-07-1001.


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