Post renal transplant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

J Assoc Physicians India. 2013 Oct;61(10):743-5.


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is commonly associated with factors like hypertension, immunosuppression, uraemia, volume overload and electrolyte disturbances in post renal transplant patients. We report a case of (posterior reverssible encephalopathy syndrome) PRES in young post renal transplant patient where all these common associations were absent. High index of suspicion, clinical course and characteristic MRI finding was the key to the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / drug therapy


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Immunosuppressive Agents