Neuroimaging of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Associated With COVID-19: Two Case Reports

Antonio Júnior, G. L.1*, Hilanne Aquino, L. A.2, July Machado, R. M.2, Pablo Coimbra, P. A.2, Clarissa Albuquerque, P.2, Laura Gomes, V. M.3 & Nina Abreu, M. P.2

1Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Radiology Unit, Hospital Antonio Prudente, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
3UniRV, Goianésia, GO, Brazil

Dr. Antonio Júnior, G. L., Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Keywords: Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome; Coronavirus Infections; Diagnostic Imaging; Radiology; Case Report


Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological entity associated with several image presentations and a series of clinical conditions.
Case Presentation
We report two cases of a 60-years-old man and a 25-years-old woman, both with COVID-19 infection, who developed PRES, with neurologic damage by SARS-Cov-2.
The immediate diagnosis and the initiation of treatment of the underlying disease in an appropriate way allow a better prognosis. Sectional imaging methods allow the evaluation of PRES, specially MRI.

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