Post Partum Seizures Associated with Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS): A Case Report QD01-QD03
Dr. Sarumathy S,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice SRM College of Pharmacy SRMIST,
Kancheepuram (District), Tamil Nadu-603203, India.
Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS) is a condition characterised by severe headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss. It can occur secondary to electrolyte disturbances, eclampsia and preeclampsia, ultimately leading to vasogenic oedema in the cerebral parieto-occipital region. It is a rare condition and the prevalence is unknown. Inconsequential literature studies have been found related to RPLS associated with delayed onset of post partum eclampsia. Here we present a case of young female patient aged 25-year-old with complaints of post partum seizures preceded by severe headache and blurring of vision. She was treated with anti-hypertensive and anti-seizure medications. Imaging studies are vital for the prompt and accurate diagnosis of RPLS. Precise and immediate management has led to reversal of this syndrome in the patients.