Postpartum Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (PHUS) with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Complicating Pregnancy: A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sourya Acharya,
Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha-442004, Maharashtra, India.
Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) and Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) are two diverse conditions that may have common triggering pathways. Postpartum HUS is a known phenomenon that complicates pregnancy with eclampsia and haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (HELLP syndrome). Treatment is usually by plasmapheresis and heamodialysis. PRES, though rare may complicate pregnancy with eclampsia. We present a case of a 24-year-old primigravida who developed postpartum HUS and PRES simultaneously making it a rarest combination.
Eclampsia, Haemodialysis, Plasmapheresis, Primigravida
Avni Bhatia, Aditya Bhagwat, Sourya Acharya, Amol Bhawane, Neema Acharya. POSTPARTUM HAEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME (PHUS) WITH POSTERIOR REVERSIBLE ENCEPHALOPATHY SYNDROME (PRES) COMPLICATING PREGNANCY: A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 April [cited: 2019 Apr 25 ]; 13:OD01-OD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 10, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Feb 01, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Feb 11, 2019
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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