Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome due to hypercalcaemia: a rare cause

Nandakrishna Bolanthakodi, Sudha Vidyasagar, Muralidhar Varma, Avinash Holla

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Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological entity described by Hinchey et al in late 90's, characterised by variable associations of seizure activity, consciousness impairment ranging from confusion to coma, headaches, visual abnormalities, nausea/vomiting and focal neurological signs. Common causes are accelerated hypertension, eclampsia, preeclampsia, cytotoxic drug use and autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of PRES in a 62-year-old female patient due to hypercalcemia secondary to vitamin D toxicity on treatment with calcium supplements and vitamin D for secondary hypoparathyroidism. She had seizures and visual defects on presentation which recovered completely with treatment of hypercalcemia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number223415
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2019

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  • Medicine(all)

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