Reversible posterior encephalopathy syndrome due to intravenous immunoglobulin in a child with Guillain-Barré syndrome

J Pediatr Neurosci. 2011 Jul;6(2):138-40. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.92841.


Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome is characterized clinically by headache, abnormalities of mental status, and visual perception and seizures. We report a rare case of acute encephalopathy following intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for Guillain-Barré syndrome in whom posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome developed without severe hypertension.

Keywords: Children; intravenous immunoglobulin; reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome.

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